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Lexington Legends going pink for breast cancer

This weekend Whitaker Bank Ballpark and the Lexington Legends will trade their traditional blue and green for pink and host their 10th annual Pink Out at the Park.

In this month's Talk Pink how how you can support the Legends and help in the fight against breast cancer at the same time.

It's batter up for survivors at Whitaker Bank Ballpark when the Legends take on Hagerstown Saturday night, its Pink Out night.

"It's something that is so prevalent to so many people and its touched so many lives and the more awareness and funds that we can bring to research and to a cause the better it is for everyone," said Andy Shea with the Lexington Legends.

Fans will notice a uniform change, the Legends will sport new pink jerseys in honor of those in the stands who have beat breast cancer or who are fighting the disease right now.

Over the years the jersey's have become a source of pride for the players.

"More players than not ask if they can buy it right away. Its amazing because they have all been touched by it as well, whether it's a mother, grandmother, a friend whomever it may be. Players on our team support this beyond belief," said Shea.

Nancy Garth is one survivor being honored Saturday, she says the night will mean so much to her and the other women who share a very personal bond.

"You just basically have to step out on faith and that has carried me a far way. Just seeing others who have done the same, there are other survivors who are still in the midst of dealing with all the challenges that come along with it," said Garth.

As a seven year breast cancer survivor, Garth knows first hand that awareness can save lives and is thankful to the Legends for the help to one day strike out cancer for good.

"It's just the awareness and knowing what the risk factors are, being proactive and getting annual mammogram after the age of 40," said Garth.

As for those pink uniforms, those will be sold at auction with the proceeds going to Kentucky CancerLink, Komen Lexington and the Markey Cancer Center.

First pitch Saturday night is at 7:05. Tickets to the dinner celebration are sold out, but survivors and their families are still encouraged to come out to the park for the game.

For more information call Ron Borkowski at 859-422-7850 or email him at rborkowski@lexingtonlegends.com.

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