North Hunterdon Youth Baseball & Softball “Paints it Pink” to Raise Awareness for Breast Cancer FUNDRAISER THIS SATURDAY

The North Hunterdon Youth Baseball & Softball (NHYBS) organization with support from the Northwest New Jersey Community Action Partnership (NORWESCAP) will host a fundraiser on Saturday October 21st at their Jericho complex in High Bridge NJ to raise awareness for breast cancer detection. All funds raised by NHYBS will be donated directly to the Screening/Mammogram portion of NORWESCAP’s Cancer Education and Early Detection program (CEED).

“CEED is trying to increase the rates of survival by offering free breast cancer screenings to low income and uninsured individuals,” said CEED Director Gladys Kowalski. “Not only do Fundraising campaigns surrounding breast cancer help raise awareness and fund progress, they can directly help people who are personally affected and lack funding for screenings.”

NHYBS hopes to help raise awareness within our community about the importance of breast cancer screenings and the availability of help for those who need the assistance.

“With more than 800 children involved in our organization, our Board of Directors thinks it is important to partner with organizations like NORWESCAP,  to conduct important awareness events for the families we serve in our community,” said George DeTorres, President of North Hunterdon Youth Baseball & Softball.  “Unfortunately, Breast Cancer is something many of our families and friends are affected by and we feel NORSWECAP’s CEED program is something we can stand behind as a league.”

On Saturday, Oct. 21, at 1:45 p.m., the NHYBS Charleston RiverDogs will take on the Lansing Lugnuts.  The game will feature both teams dressed in pink uniforms to signify NHYBS’s support for breast cancer research and early detection. The league will be selling pink wrist bands, pink slap bracelets, pink car magnets, and white shoe laces with pink ribbons at their concession stand.  Proceeds from all sales will benefit CEED.

Gladys Kowalski from CEED will be on hand to provide information on her program and assist anyone with questions on how to get help. In addition, monetary donations can be made directly to NORWESCAP on their webpage http://norwescap.org/how_to_donate.php