Softball Ready to 'Strikeout Ovarian Cancer'

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Softball Ready to 'Strikeout Ovarian Cancer'

BATON ROUGE, La. – On Saturday, April 18, the LSU softball team will host the fourth-annual “Strikeout Ovarian Cancer” game at 6 p.m. against the Texas A&M Aggies at Tiger Park in Baton Rouge, the SEC series opener for both teams that weekend.

Prior to the start of the contest, there will be a pregame ceremony honoring the survivors and those lost to ovarian and other GYN cancers down on the field before lineups are introduced. Interested parties that would like to be included in the pregame recognition are asked to fill out this online form by Thursday, April 15.

“The game on Saturday against Texas A&M will be a great event for all who attend, as not only will it be tough competition between two highly competitive SEC teams, but it will be a chance to recognize heroes in our community,” head coach Beth Torina said. “We will honor those who have fought the battle against Ovarian cancer and help to promote a greater awareness of this disease in our community. It is such an honor to be part of such a special event and have inspirational women and their families in attendance at Tiger Park.”

LSU will wear commemorative teal jerseys to celebrate the survivors and spread awareness of ovarian cancer, along with teal batting helmets and display teal banners throughout the park. Fans in attendance are asked to come to the game wearing teal as well.

That morning beginning at 10 a.m. will be the third-annual “Geaux Teal Ovarian Cancer Walk” that will begin at Tiger Park. The two-mile walk that featured over 400 participants last year and runs through the LSU campus will help to continue to spread awareness of ovarian cancer in the Baton Rouge community, in relationship with coach Torina’s mother Betty, who was diagnosed in November of 2010 and is a survivor of the disease.

“We are so excited about this year’s Geaux Teal campaign. Last year’s walk and fundraising efforts were able to directly benefit women right here in our Baton Rouge community who are battling Ovarian cancer,” head coach Beth Torina said.  “The event was a great success and we hope that year’s event will continue to grow and raise awareness for Ovarian Cancer and honor the women who continue to battle this disease.”

All monies generated from the event will stay in the Baton Rouge area for the continuing care and treatment of women with ovarian cancer. For more information on volunteering or the organization itself, contact geauxteal@gmail.com. Although online registration for the event is closed, there will be walk-up reservations on the day of the event.

You can connect with Geaux Teal and find out more about the event through the organization’s social media pages at https://www.facebook.com/geauxteal and https://twitter.com/geauxteal.

About Geaux Teal
Geaux Teal’s mission is to raise awareness for women of all ages about the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer. The continual increase in education and overall awareness of ovarian cancer is the primary founding principle of Geaux Teal. Through this emphasis on educational and awareness objectives we hope to accomplish an early detection screening test, further understandings of the prognosis of ovarian cancer, improve doctor/patient relationships and shared knowledge as well as increased medical education. Ultimately, one day we will equate longer survivorship with women’s understanding of ovarian cancer and its dangers. Geaux Teal will promote community based events that raise awareness, increased education and research funds for ovarian cancer.