DETROIT - Wear pink to Comerica Park September 13, to support breast cancer awareness. The Detroit Tigers and the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute are teaming up for the second annual Pink Out the Park at the Detroit Tigers vs. Kansas City Royals game Friday, Sept. 13, at 7:08 p.m.
The evening's festivities will celebrate and honor those touched by breast cancer. Delta Air Lines, will serve as the host sponsor for this year's Pink Out the Park and will provide a pink tote giveaway to the first 10,000 fans.
There will be several activities supporting breast cancer awareness and prevention starting with an on-field pre-game ceremony at 6:30 p.m. honoring breast cancer survivors and ending with a fireworks display following the game. Special Detroit Tigers pink pins will be available for purchase for $12. A portion of the proceeds will benefit breast cancer research at the Karmanos Cancer Institute.
Special kiosks with breast health information will also be available to all fans. In addition, there will be a 50/50 raffle held. Raffle tickets will sell three for $5 and proceeds from the 50/50 raffle will benefit the Karmanos and the Detroit Tigers Foundation.
"We're honored to team up with Delta Airlines and the Karmanos Cancer Institute to raise awareness of health issues that impact our fans, and we're thrilled with the community's response to Pink Out the Park," said Duane McLean, executive vice president of business operations with the Detroit Tigers. "Cancer impacts all of us in one way or another. The Detroit Tigers organization is committed to raising awareness of health issues through events like Pink Out the Park and health fairs for our employees, offering up-to-date health information as well as tools to help prevent and survive cancer and other diseases. Together, working with partners like the Karmanos Cancer Institute, our fans will have the opportunity to enjoy many more Detroit Tigers baseball games in the years to come."
Tickets are still available for the game and may be purchased by going to www.tigers.com.
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