Normal CornBelters Cancer Survivors Night Sunday, May 27May 23, 2012 - Frontier League (FL) Normal CornBelters
Community Cancer Center is the presenting sponsor for this memorable event once again. This year's event is one week before National Cancer Survivors Day (Sunday, June 3) which is an annual, worldwide Celebration of Life that is held in hundreds of communities throughout the United States, Canada and other participating countries. Participants unite in a symbolic event to show the world that life after a cancer diagnosis can be a reality. The main objective of this day is to celebrate life with those who have already beaten and those currently battling cancer.
The night will showcase all of the great things Community Cancer Center is doing for cancer patients in our community. As presenting sponsor of the event, 500 tickets were purchased and given to area cancer survivors and their families in Community Cancer Center's name. Other highlights of the event include a "call to the field" for all area cancer survivors during the 4th inning to be recognized by all of those in attendance as well as a 50/50 raffle to raise money for the Community Cancer Center's cause. Each survivor will also be given a keepsake to remind them of the celebration.
"We, at the Community Cancer Center are thrilled that the CornBelters organization has decided to honor Cancer Survivors on National Cancer Survivors Day again this season," says Barb Nathan, Executive Director. "Cancer affects four out of every five families and each of those affected is a survivor. We celebrate their survivorship with them each day but are grateful and honored to be the presenting sponsor for the CornBelters 2012 Survivors Day Celebration."
Other businesses have stepped up as event sponsors and have purchased tickets to give to survivors as well. These sponsors include Illinois Cancer Care, Kelly-Eisenberg, Infinity Print Group, and Mid-Illinois Hematology & Oncology Associates.
Zach Ziler, Vice President of Fan Experiences for the Normal CornBelters has been working very closely in the planning and implementation of this event. "We had tremendous success with this night the last two seasons and are pleased to be able to recreate that again here this year at the Corn Crib on Sunday," says Ziler. "We specialize in helping people get away from the hustle and bustle of their everyday life for an enjoyable night of entertainment at the ballpark. Helping cancer survivors, cancer patients, and their families celebrate life is our way of doing just that, and we are honored to have the Community Cancer Center's name attached to that effort."
Make sure to get your tickets now to see your Normal CornBelters in action! Tickets may be purchased by phone at 309-454-2255, online at www.normalbaseball.com, or at the Corn Crib Box Office at 1000 West Raab Road in Normal. The Box Office is open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday and Saturdays 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
THE NIBLET: Head to the CornBelters Facebook page at www.facebook.com/CornBelters to learn about your chance to perform the National Anthem at a CornBelters game!
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