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Published on July 31, 2017

Durham Bulls “Field of Hope” Raises Money for Cancer Treatment and Research 

Fourth-annual game presented by UNC Health Care will benefit Kay Yow Cancer Fund

WHAT: The Durham Bulls will host the fourth-annual “Field of Hope” baseball game, presented by UNC Health Care and benefiting the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. The Bulls game against the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders will raise money to support the prevention and treatment of ALL women’s cancers. 

The REX Mobile Mammography Unit will be parked past the outfield to highlight how this community initiative is bringing mammography services to medically under-served women across the Triangle and central North Carolina. To date, the unit has served more than 57,000 women in the community.
 
WHEN: Sunday, Aug. 13 at 5:05 p.m.
 
WHERE: Durham Bulls Athletic Park
                 409 Blackwell St.
                 Durham, NC 27701
 
WHO: Interview opportunities will include cancer survivors, oncologists and other providers with UNC Health Care, and officials with the Kay Yow Cancer Fund.
 
                Media contact:  Alan Wolf, (919) 218-7103
                alan.wolf@unchealth.unc.edu

TICKETS: Fans can buy “Field of Hope” tickets for $14.99 here, with $5 going to support the Kay Yow Cancer Fund (use the promo code: PLAY4KAY). The first 1,000 fans to present their special tickets at the UNC Health Care booth at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park will receive a free gift. Fans can also participate in a raffle during the game to win special prizes.
 
BACKGROUND: The “Field of Hope” fundraising effort is in memory of former North Carolina State University women’s basketball head coach Kay Yow, who was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 1987 and battled the disease until 2009. In December 2007, Yow founded the Kay Yow Cancer Fund, an organization committed to being a part of the fight against ALL women’s cancers. To date, the Fund has awarded $5.38 million in support of scientific research and projects that assist the under-served in ALL cancers affecting women.

Media Contact
For media inquiries and to arrange interviews, please contact:

Alan Wolf, UNC REX Healthcare
919-784-4467

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