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Major League Baseball takes a swing at breast cancer

Major League Baseball (MLB) launched the 2011 Honorary Bat Girl Contest on February 14.

From now until April 14, baseball fans 18 and older can go to www.honorarybatgirl.com to share their "Going to Bat Against Breast Cancer" stories as part of the MLB's campaign to raise breast cancer awareness.

"Through the Honorary Bat Girl contest, Major League Baseball and its 30 Clubs highlight Mother's Day and allow fans to share inspirational stories about making an impact on breast cancer, a disease that affects millions of American families each year," said Tim Brosnan, Major League Baseball's Executive Vice President of Business.

Members of the judging panel, who will look at submissions based on originality, writing quality, and commitment to breast cancer awareness, include Nancy G. Brinker, founder of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, actress Gabrielle Union and Suzyn Waldman, a MLB All-Stars and Yankees broadcaster.

The Susan G. Komen for the Cure organization is the leading global breast cancer awareness group, with $1.5 billion in investments since 1982, according to its website. It is the largest nonprofit breast cancer funding source in the world.
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