(Notre Dame, Ind.) On Saturday, March 27th, the Holy Cross baseball team will be hosting their first "Striking Out Cancer" game with Siena Heights University at Thomas Memorial Stadium located in Niles, Mich. All proceeds will be donated to the United Cancer Services.
United Cancer Services is located in Elkhart (Ind.) and is committed to helping local residents. "United Cancer is celebrating 52 years of helping your neighbors pay for treatment supplies and medicine while they are in cancer treatment," said Executive Director for United Cancer Peter Norton. "While many large national organizations raise funds for research, United Cancer is not a branch office of a national organization so 100% of the funds we raise stay local."
According to Norton United Cancer expects to help 170 local cancer patients in 2010 and will make a $200,000 impact in Michiana this year. "Because we are a local organization, the support of community leaders like the Holy Cross baseball team is vital to the success of our mission to help local cancer patients, and we are thankful for their great support."
Admission to the game is free, but donations will be accepted to support the patients that have been diagnosed with cancer. The Saints will also be taking pledges from fans for every batter Holy Cross strikes out. Forms will be available at the gate or you can visit www.hcsaints.com
and print out the form.
The first game is scheduled to start at 1pm with the second game starting 30 minutes after the completion of game one. To make a donation or find out how you can help United Cancer, please visit their website at http://www.elkhartcancer.org/