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Former Yankees pitcher helps raise breast cancer awareness

Dave Winfield, a former Yankees pitcher and current Executive Vice President of the San Diego Padres, has certainly based his life around the game of baseball. However, it looks like he's currently combining his passion for the sport with raising money for a great cause.

According to The, Winfield has partnered with and the Susan G Komen for the Cure Foundation to promote Answers for the Cure, a program that aims to raise money, education and awareness of breast cancer.

Sadly, the cause lies especially close to the Hall of Famer's heart, as his mother passed away from the disease in 1998. Although it was just 12 years ago, the technology for early detection was just in its beginning stages.

Winfield hopes his help with the organization will help people attain the right resources.

"So many people have access to so much more information than we had," he told the news source. "You didn't know where to go for information. I just work hard during these appearances to get the message out."

Since its inception in 1982, the Susan G Komen for the Cure has raised more than $1.5 billion dollars for breast cancer awareness, education and research.ADNFCR-2795-ID-19932214-ADNFCR
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