The Kansas City Royals for Breast Cancer Awareness Day at Kauffman Stadium Friday, August 10. The club teams up with Major League Baseball and Susan G. Komen Greater Kansas City to honor breast cancer survivors and raise awareness for the disease. Activities include a special first pitch, and select survivors will be featured on the field.
Susan G. Komen for the Cure was launched in 1982 with a goal to bring a network of breast cancer survivors and activists together to fight to save lives and raise awareness for breast cancer. Since its inception, Susan G. Komen for the Cure has invested more than $1 billion to fulfill this mission of fighting against breast cancer.
On Monday, May 14 the 2018 Honorary Bat Girl Mila Ellsworth was honored on the field. Ellsworth, a local standout softball player and coaching legend for over 17 years, was diagnosed with breast cancer in March of 2015 at the age of 36. At diagnosis, she was found to have a BRCA 1 mutation and underwent chemotherapy, surgery and had her reproductive organs removed. Mila has since undergone a lymph bypass surgery due to lymphedema, but continues to be monitored by her doctors. In an effort to help others diagnosed with the disease, she has held a fundraiser to support breast cancer research at The University of Kansas Cancer Center. Mila, her husband and three children live in Olathe, Kansas, where she continues to coach softball players, many of whom have gone on to win state, national and college scholarships and awards.
For more information on Susan G. Komen Greater Kansas City visit: http://komenkansascity.org/