‘Take A Swing’ Against Breast Cancer Event Returning to Williamsport, Says Everett
MUNCY – Rep. Garth Everett (R-Lycoming) recently authored House Resolution 769, designating July as “Take a Swing Against Breast Cancer” month in Pennsylvania, and invites residents to take part in the annual Home Run Derby event Tuesday, July 24, at historic Bowman Field in Williamsport.
“This has become a popular and successful event not only in Williamsport, but across the Commonwealth, in calling attention to the drive to treat and eradicate breast cancer,” said Everett. “There has been good participation in past years, and again I call upon both of my area legislative colleagues and other elected officials and business leaders to form teams to take part in the challenge. The combination of doing well for a good cause, and having fun at the same time, is unbeatable.”
House Resolution 769, which passed the House unanimously in June, salutes the Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition for presenting the series of Home Run Derby events throughout the Commonwealth. It is part of a campaign to raise awareness of breast cancer and to highlight education, advocacy and outreach on this disease that affects 103,000 Pennsylvania women, with 9,000 more being diagnosed each year.
The Williamsport event will take place from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 24, at historic Bowman Field, 1700 W. 4th St., home of the Williamsport Crosscutters of the New York Penn League.
Other minor league baseball franchises in Pennsylvania are hosting similar events as well during the month of July; they include Erie, Washington, Harrisburg, York, Reading, Lancaster and Altoona.
To register a team and get more information, please visit www.pabreastcancer.org
State Representative Garth Everett
84th District, Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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