Aug. 21, 2006
San Francisco, CA - The Saint Mary's volleyball team had select members of the team volunteer during Strike Out Cancer Day on Sunday at AT&T Park before and during the San Francisco Giants game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Strike Out Cancer Program is in its second season and has been joined by Major League Baseball in helping promote the program.
Five student-athletes from Saint Mary's made the trip across the bay to support the program and volunteer their time and effort. Seniors Cassandra Kolkka, Christina Kirk and Lauren Holland were joined by junior Missie Stidham. Saint Mary's volleyball student assistant Keegan Cook also made the trip along with Gael softball player Michelle Mathis.
The Gaels helped sell raffle tickets and pass out T-Shirts promoting the program and helped in all aspects of the day, which turned out to be another successful outing for the Strike Out Cancer Program.
In its second consecutive national season, the Strike Out Cancer Program hit the road on a 10-city tour across the United States with the help of some of Major League Baseball's former stars, including Hall of Famer and lung cancer caregiver Paul Molitor, former All-Star and colon cancer survivor Eric Davis, and former All-Star and multiple myeloma survivor Don Baylor.
Molitor, Davis and Baylor are joined by local Strike Out Cancer teammates, including physicians, nurses, survivors and cancer advocates, who make daily strides in transforming the way cancer is treated and managed. These local teams share their expertise, providing live educational workshops to present the latest information on new breakthroughs, support systems and side effect management.
Strike Out Cancer events are taking place in 10 cities and anyone touched by cancer is welcome to attend. Four regional patient education summits in Washington, D.C., New York, NY, Houston, TX and St. Louis, MO are focusing on the science behind new approaches to cancer therapy, as well as the latest innovations in side effect management and psychosocial support.
For more information about the Strike Out Cancer Program, you can log onto:www.strikeoutcancer.com