Breast cancer survivor honored at Yankees' Bat Girl Ceremony
Jun 4, 2011
Kimberly Frost took plenty of pictures of her friend, Dayna Varano, a 43-year-old breast cancer survivor who was recently honored by the New York Yankees' as their Honorary Bat Girl, according to a new report from NorthJersey.com.
Varano, a long-time Yankees fan, was so happy that she was crying tears of joy.
"She never cries. Through all her treatments, the chemo, she never cries. Why do you think I’m snapping away?" Frost told the news..
Frost had submitted Varano's story to the competition and Varano was chosen as the winner and honored as the Yankees' Honorary Bat Girl. She threw the first pitch and met several Yankee players.
Varano said that the experience was "indescribable."
The Major League Baseball organization teamed up with Susan G. Komen for the Cure to provide this event. In the U.S., more than 200,000 women are diagnosed yearly with breast cancer, according to the American Cancer Society. The Komen organization is one of the largest in the world, dedicated to breast cancer.