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Nicholls to host Geaux Pink softball game Saturday

05/01/2013

The Nicholls State University softball team will host its annual Geaux Pink Strike Out Cancer Game against McNeese State University on Saturday, May 4 at the Colonel Softball Complex. Proceeds will benefit Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at TGMC.

The Colonels will wear pink jerseys to help raise breast cancer awareness, and fans are encouraged to wear pink to the game as well. There will be T-shirts for sale, a silent auction and face painting for kids. Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at TGMC’s mobile medical unit – the Early Bird – will be at the game for tours as well.

Before the game, Nicholls Athletics Hall of Fame member Scott Sanders and local cancer survivors will throw out the ceremonial first pitch.

“We are thrilled to partner with the Nicholls softball team,” said Amy Ponson, director of development for Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at TGMC. “It’s inspiring to see young women and their coaches getting involved in our local community and the fight against breast cancer.”

Proceeds will be used for free cancer screenings, patient support services and clinical research. 

The Saturday doubleheader against McNeese is scheduled for 2 p.m. To purchase tickets, visit www.nichollstickets.com or call (985) 448-4790.

For more information on Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at TGMC or how to get involved through Geaux Pink, please visit www.marybird.org/TGMC or call Amy Ponson at (985) 851-8661.

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at TGMC provides the full spectrum of cancer care, from prevention and early detection to diagnosis, treatment, recovery and survivorship for those in the Bayou Region. Its services include chemotherapy, radiation therapy and surgery, as well as patient navigation, clinical trials and free community screenings. The Center is nationally accredited with commendation and recognized for excellence in cancer care by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.  

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For more information please call

985-873-4141