Friday, 11 June 2010 00:00
On June 20 from 9 to 11 a.m., Fred K’s Cancer will be raising money for oral and testicular cancer awareness at Cantiague Park in Hicksville. The event will offer a 2-mile walk for participants on behalf of the Oral Cancer Foundation and Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation. “While the cancers may seem unrelated, there is a reason why we chose these particular diseases to support: both of our fathers are named Fred and are cancer survivors,” said Serena Ahne and Lisa Leone of Traveling Baseball Babes, a group the two started to blog about their travels to different baseball stadiums across the country.
Ahne stated that the purpose of the event is to “educate people about oral cancer, a disease they may not be familiar with, and also the importance of self-examinations in order to catch testicular cancer at its earliest stages.”
“Since we couldn’t find a satisfactory avenue through which we could support our fathers, we chose to organize an event ourselves and all donations raised through Fred K’s Cancer will be split between the two foundations,” Ahne added.
The goal for the event is $2,000 and registration begins at Cantiague Park at 8 a.m. on June 20.
The “K” in Fred K’s Cancer represents the symbol for “strike out” as it is noted in official baseball scorebooks. More information on the Traveling Baseball Babes and Fred K’s Cancer can be found at travelingbaseballbabes.blogspot.com.