The Providence St. Mary Regional Cancer Center is sponsoring Tough Enough to Wear Pink Night with the Walla Walla Sweets July 17 at 7:05 p.m. at Borleske Stadium.
The event offers a fun way to honor survivors, help raise awareness of breast cancer detection and treatment, and raise money for care of local patients.
Free tickets are available from the Providence St. Mary Regional Cancer Center for breast cancer survivors who would like to be honored on the field. Survivors will be invited to gather on the field in the seventh inning.
The first 1,000 people through the gate also receive free T-shirts.
During the game, Sweets players and coaches will take to the field in custom pink jerseys to show their support for breast cancer awareness. Players will swing pink bats and special pink bases will be used during the game, as well as other special touches that will leave Borleske Stadium awash in pink.
One dollar from every ticket sold goes to the Providence St. Mary Foundation's special fund for the support of local breast cancer patients. Services provided through the funds include free mammograms for local women who cannot afford them, and helping breast cancer patients with wide range of needs that are not usually covered by insurance such as travel expenses, wigs, medications and items for symptom control. Funds also are used to advance breast cancer treatment.
Purchase tickets online, or in-person at the Sweets office at 109 Main Street in Walla Walla. Breast cancer survivors who would like to receive a free ticket and be recognized at the game may contact Ken Rarey by phone at 522-5700 or send Ken an email. Quantities are limited.