Power of the Pink Day at the Ballpark
Busch Stadium was awash in pink at the May 8th game as the St. Louis Cardinals celebrated Mother's Day with Power of the Pink Day at the Ballpark. Throwing out the first pitch of the game was breast cancer survivor, Lori Voges, who was chosen through our Survivor Stories essay contest. “It was such a thrill to participate in this event,” said Voges. “To have my family, friends, and all of Busch Stadium rally behind such an important cause was amazing. This experience was wonderful, it was a day I will never forget.”
Our wonderful (and hardworking) volunteers handed out breast health information pamphlets at our booth in Ford Plaza before the game, and were joined by Theresa Taylor, outreach coordinator for the Breast Center at Missouri Baptist, who was on hand with a schedule of events for the Missouri Baptist Mammography van.
Lori, along with Power of the Pink Founder, Sherri Cliffe, also presented a $10,916 check for Susan G. Komen of Missouri, to Executive Director, Helen Chesnut. “Power of the Pink Day at the Ballpark brought lots of hugs and pride to Lori's family” said Founder of Power of the Pink, Sherri Cliffe. “They all said she knows what the word ‘fight’ means, and for all the fans that were there that day to see our ball stadium lit in pink, it was a time to reflect on what it really means to ‘win.’"
The first 30,000 fans at the game received a Power of the Pink performance t-shirt to bring awareness and resources to the fight against breast cancer. Additionally, the stadium went dark between the first and second innings, lighting back up in pink to symbolize efforts in breast cancer prevention and treatment.
A HUGE thank you goes out to the St. Louis Cardinals organization for working with us on making this a special day for all of the mothers, sisters, wives, and friends that have been affected by breast cancer.
Power of the Pink has raised over $829,000 for local breast health organizations in order to provide free mammograms to uninsured and underinsured women, and has been made possible by nationally recognized partners such as Johnson & Johnson, Kraft-Heinz, Anheuser-Busch, Walmart, Prairie Farms/Hiland Dairy, Nabisco, Frito Lay, and Kellogg’s.