BROWNWOOD, Texas � The Howard Payne University softball team will help bring awareness to cancer by participating in the 2011 National Fastpitch Coaches Association StrikeOut Cancer Day. The HPU StrikeOut Cancer Game will be held during their home double header versus Schreiner University on Tuesday, April 19th starting at 1:00 pm.
Donations will be collected in the stands and the profit from sales of Howard Payne softball merchandise will be donated to the American Cancer Society. The Lady Jackets will also be wearing special white with pink lettering jerseys for the event. Tuesday will be senior day for graduating HPU players Justine Farrell-Raborn and Ashley Silva. Both will be honored at the end of the double header.
The StrikeOut Cancer program is an initiative of the American Cancer Society and the National Fastpitch Coaches Association to help fight cancer by leveraging the personal experiences, community leadership, and professional excellence of fastpitch softball coaches nationwide. Coaches across the country work to increase cancer education and promote healthy living through awareness efforts, fundraising activities, and advocacy programs. StrikeOut Cancer provides critical mission outreach, while raising funds in support of the Society�s lifesaving efforts to eliminate cancer as a life threatening disease.
Since starting the StrikeOut Cancer initiative more than ten years ago, the NFCA has raised thousands of dollars to support the fight against cancer. These vital resources allow the American Cancer Society to continue its lifesaving efforts to prevent cancer, save lives, and diminish suffering from the disease through research, education, advocacy, and service.
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