GREENVILLE, Ill. – The Greenville College softball team is joining hands with the National Foundation for Cancer Research to participate in a national yearlong campaign entitled “Beat Cancer with a Bat.” The campaign invites softball teams around the country to commit to donating the proceeds of at least one game during their season to NFCR.
Greenville has committed proceeds from a doubleheader which will take place Monday, April 18, at 3:15 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. versus MacMurray College.
“We are proud to take part in ‘Beat Cancer with a Bat’ and make a contribution to the fight against cancer,” said Erica Ritter, Assistant Softball Coach at Greenville. “This fundraiser is a great way for softball players and coaches to utilize our passion for the sport to help save lives. It’s a powerful testament to the fact that anyone can help fight cancer just by being creative with their talents and getting involved.”
The event will be held in support of breast cancer research, and there will be no admission charge. Donations will be welcomed at the gate, and a bake sale will be held at the game, from which all proceeds will be donated to NFCR. A silent auction for a pink softball helmet and a ball signed by the 2010-2011 team will also be featured at the event.
The team has already sold more than 160 t-shirts benefitting breast cancer research.
For more information about this event, contact Erica Ritter at 618-664-6640. To learn more about Greenville College softball, please click here.
To find out more about “Beat Cancer with a Bat” or to get involved, visit www.nfcr.org/beatcancerwithabat.
About the National Foundation for Cancer Research
The National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) is a leading cancer research charity dedicated to funding cancer research and public education relating to cancer prevention, earlier diagnosis, better treatments and, ultimately, a cure for cancer. NFCR promotes and facilitates collaboration among scientists to accelerate the pace of discovery from bench to bedside.
Since 1973, NFCR has provided over $275 million in support of discovery-oriented cancer research focused on understanding how and why cells become cancerous, and on public education relating to cancer prevention, detection, and treatment. NFCR’s scientists are discovering cancer’s molecular mysteries and translating these discoveries into therapies that hold the hope for curing cancer. NFCR is about Research for a Cure—cures for all types of cancer. For more information, please visit www.NFCR.org.