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RENO, Nev. – The Reno Aces will host Saint Mary’s “Home Run for Life” ceremony, featuring Jamie Jost, who battled breast cancer, on Friday, June 2 when the Aces take on the Las Vegas 51s at 7:05 p.m. at Greater Nevada Field.
Since 2014, the Aces and Saint Mary’s have been partnered to showcase the “Home Run for Life” program. Once a month, a brave individual in the Northern Nevada community is honored by taking a ceremonial trip around the bases with each team lining the base lines. The ceremony symbolizes the end of a battle against adversity. Individuals honored had overcome a significant medical event in their life with the help of St. Mary’s personnel.
Jost received her recommended screening mammogram at the age of 40, and that is when her doctor noticed some suspicious areas in her right breast. Just one month after her 40th birthday, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. After 17 weeks of dose-dense chemotherapy and radiation treatment started earlier this week, Jost is proud to share she currently has no cancer in her body.
She received her care from breast radiologist Dr. Chivonne Harrigal of Saint Mary’s and they urge women to get screened because Mammography Saves Lives.
Jost will round the bases commemorating her “Home Run for Life” in the middle of the second inning Friday night. The Reno Aces and Las Vegas 51s players and staff will be lined up along each base line to greet Jost as she makes her way toward home plate while her story of adversity and triumph is publicly announced to the stadium crowd.
Greater Nevada Field gates open at 6:05 p.m. on Friday, June 2. Tickets are on-sale now at www.renoaces.com or by calling (775) 334-4700. Follow the club all season long on Twitter (@Aces) or like the team on Facebook.
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