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Aurora Resident Selected as White Sox 2012 Honorary Bat Girl

Aurora, Ill. resident Cori Cammarano, a 43-year-old breast cancer survivor, has been selected as the 2012 Honorary Bat Girl winner for the Chicago White Sox. The program recognizes 30 baseball fans (one for each Major League team) who have been affected by breast cancer and demonstrate a commitment to “Going to Bat” to fight against the disease.

Cammarano has gone above and beyond in exhibiting her efforts against breast cancer. On top of raising her four children, she organizes awareness events and fundraisers in the Chicago area, participates in Komen races, supports the newly diagnosed at monthly meetings at Gilda’s Club and has been a key driving force behind Young Survival Coalition (YSC), an organization for young women with breast cancer.

“I am very excited and grateful to the White Sox organization for the opportunity to represent women affected by breast cancer,” said Cammarano. “I think it is so important to continually emphasize early detection and I thank the White Sox for working with Susan G. Komen for the Cure to honor survivors.”

On Mother’s Day, this Sunday, May 13, Cammarano will take part in pre-game activities and be honored on-field at U.S. Cellular Field. Additionally, she will receive pink MLB merchandise and complimentary tickets for her and her entire family to attend the game vs. Kansas City at 1:10 p.m.

During Sunday’s games, hundreds of players across baseball will use Louisville Slugger’s specially-made hot pink bats to raise awareness for breast cancer. White Sox players scheduled to use the new pink bats include Alejandro De Aza, Adam Dunn, Eduardo Escobar, Brent Morel, A.J. Pierzynski, Alexei Ramirez and Alex Rios. After the game, the players will sign the bats before they are put up for action benefitting Chicago White Sox Charities. Additional bats will be sold at the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory and online in support of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

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