A charity softball game between the OB/GYN Associates of Western New York in West Seneca and Southtowns Radiology in Orchard Park, is bringing everyone together to support breast cancer awareness.
The second annual Strike Out Breast Cancer Charity Softball Game is at 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 8 at Sunshine Park, 1500 East and West Road, West Seneca.
They organized the charity softball game between the two practices last year because they wanted to collaborate and do something for breast cancer awareness month, said Kristen Dempsey, marketing director for OB/GYN Associates of WNY.
“We both have our hands in breast health, so that’s why we decided we wanted to do something for breast cancer awareness,” Dempsey said.
Tickets for the event are $1, and each ticket includes a raffle ticket for a Jacuzzi suite at Salvatore’s Grand Hotel and dinner for two at Russell’s. They will also be selling coffee, donuts, 50/50 tickets and raffle baskets. All proceeds for the event will benefit Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.
Dempsey said those who don’t want to watch the game can just buy a ticket or donate toward the cause.
“You don’t have to come to the game to buy some tickets and do some good,” Dempsey said.
Last year, they raised $2,600, and this year they hope to raise even more, Dempsey said.
“We can beat $2,600,” Dempsey said. “Come watch a funny game and do something good on a Sunday.”
This year, representatives of Making Strides Against Breast Cancer will be attending the game, and will bring raffle baskets and more.
New this year, spouses or significant others of the associates from the practices will be allowed to participate on the teams.
“The pace of the game last year was not so great,” Dempsey said.
Breast cancer is on the rise, Dempsey said, and both practices want to raise awareness.
“We’re looking to get the word out and do what we can to give back, not only to the community but also to the women in the community,”
Dempsey said. “It’s a way for us to bring awareness.”
Since Southtowns Radiology and OB/GYN Associates often refer patients to each other, the softball game gives them a chance to get to know all the staff better, Dempsey said.
“We actually now have had some interaction with the providers over there, the staff and how wonderful they are,” Dempsey said. “It really helps us know exactly who we’re sending our patients to.”
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