'Strikeout Ovarian Cancer' Game Set For Saturday

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'Strikeout Ovarian Cancer' Game Set For Saturday

BATON ROUGE, La. – This Saturday, the LSU softball team will host the fifth-annual “Strikeout Ovarian Cancer” game at 6 p.m. against the South Carolina Gamecocks at Tiger Park in Baton Rouge, the second game of an SEC series for both teams this 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 on the field before lineups are introduced.

“We are so fortunate to have an opportunity to host a great event to help promote awareness of Ovarian Cancer,” head coach Beth Torina said. “The women who have dealt with this cancer are strong and amazing, and we take so much pride in honoring them. Seeing them take the field before our game is such a special moment not just for LSU softball, but for women and their families everywhere.”

LSU will wear commemorative teal jerseys to celebrate the survivors and spread awareness of ovarian cancer, along with teal batting helmets and the display of teal banners throughout the park. Fans coming out to the contest are asked to wear teal as well, and those that do will be able to purchase a $2 general admission ticket to the game.

That morning beginning at 10 a.m. will be the fourth-annual “Geaux Teal Ovarian Cancer Walk” that will begin at Tiger Park. The two-mile walk that 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.

Registration for the walk as of Wednesday is still open, as those wishing to participate can sign up at geauxteal.com.

“Through the walk and the game we hope to promote awareness of the signs and symptoms of this cancer and help women have a better understanding how to protect themselves from this disease,” Torina said. “We hope everyone in the area will come out and support this special cause.”

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.

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.

For all of the latest news and information on Tiger softball, visit www.lsusports.net/softball. Fans can also follow the program on its social media outlets at www.Facebook.com/lsusoftball along with @lsusoftball and @BethTorina on Twitter and @lsusb on Instagram.