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Women take a swing to fight breast cancer

The Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition is sponsoring the Take a Swing at Breast Cancer event, which is being held at 11 different locations across the state, Fox 43 reports.

The organization put the events together to help raise money for breast cancer awareness and education programs.

Teams pay $500 to register, with a maximum of four people per team. They then step up and each athlete gets a few tries at knocking a ball out of the park. Those who are not part of a team can still join in on the fun, as single player registration is $125.

The Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition supports women with breast cancer and survivors through legislative advocacy, outreach initiatives and education programs. All of the money raised over the 11 events will be helping all of those touched by the disease across the state.

Republican Representative Scott Boyd from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, is also taking a swing at raising money for the cause, but he is using a different approach. He has told supporters that if he can raise $10,000 for the cause, he will dye his hair bright pink. He is also sponsoring several teams taking part in the events.

The American Cancer Society estimates that one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.ADNFCR-2795-ID-19895435-ADNFCR
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