Hammond Stadium packed with pink
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FORT MYERS, Fla. - Hammond Stadium was packed with pink today in support of breast cancer awareness. From pink shirts, to pink bracelets, pink rubber ducks to handmade pink hats - signs of solidarity for a cure were everywhere.
"Lots of fun going on out here," said Monica Vallone, a local supporter. "I love everything out here."
It was the fourth annual breast cancer awareness night at Hampton Stadium, sponsored by Lee Memorial Health.
"There's a lot of breast cancer out there and the more money we raise hopefully we can get closer to a cure," said Sue Rossi, Lee Memorial Breast Cancer Center.
Local vendors were also a part of the event, donating a part of their proceeds to cancer research and to funds that support women who can't afford mammograms.
"It's also good to see so many companies and so many different people come together to support breast cancer awareness in our community at a fun event like baseball," said Molly Scott, Premiere Designs, a local jeweler.
Even players were sporting pink, many of them with personal ties to the disease.
"I've had two family members die of cancer and cancer related illnesses," said Ryan O'Rourke, Miracles Player.
"I think it's good that we can play a game. in support, there will be some money floating around for research."
America's favorite pastime bringing the community together for a good cause, while having some fun.
"I'm here to celebrate life. Everyday I wake up and I'm grateful," said Wendy Shariar.