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The IronPigs are looking to sell out Coca-Cola Park this October as they will be teaming up with Olympus Corporation of the Americas and Lehigh Valley Cancer Institute to host a “Virtual Strike Out Cancer” throughout the month of October. The event will run through Saturday, October 31.
“We are honored to be teaming up with Olympus and Lehigh Valley Cancer Institute to host the virtual Strike Out Cancer throughout all of October,” said IronPigs President and General Manager Kurt Landes. “This will be a great way to recognize those battling cancer and their families, along with cancer support organizations throughout the Lehigh Valley.”
The “Virtual Strike Out Cancer” will raise awareness and support for cancer patients, their families, and cancer support organizations in the Lehigh Valley. Fans are encouraged to submit photos of their loved ones (past and present) – those they will Stand Up to Cancer for. The IronPigs will share these photos on their social media platforms, with a special Strike Out Cancer frame around their loved one’s photo.
“The Lehigh Valley Cancer Institute is proud to partner with Olympus Corporation and the IronPigs to support the virtual strike out cancer event,” said Suresh Nair, MD, Physician in Chief, Lehigh Valley Cancer Institute. “Supporting local cancer fundraising groups is important for the community and to those with cancer and their families. We look forward to our continued partnership.”
“As a leader in the design and development of medical devices that are used in the prevention, detection, treatment of cancer, raising awareness is at the core of what we do,” said Julien Sauvagnargues, President, Olympus Corporation of the Americas. “We are so proud to team up with IronPigs this year for Virtual Strike Out Cancer.”
In addition, fans will have the opportunity to help the IronPigs sell out Coca-Cola Park. Fans can click here to purchase a virtual, Coca-Cola Park seat for $11. The net proceeds from these purchases will be donated to local cancer support groups. Those groups are:
• American Cancer Society
• Angel 34 Foundation
• Boutique at the Rink
• Cancer Support Community
• Dream Come True
• Julia’s Grace Foundation
• Lehigh Valley Cancer Institute Prager Fund
• Life Always Facing Forward
• Pediatric Cancer Foundation of the Lehigh Valley
• Women’s 5K Classic
Fans who purchase a seat(s) will be entered to win an IronPigs Pig Pack that will include promotional items plus items donated by Olympus Corporation of the Americas and Lehigh Valley Health Network.
The IronPigs are presented by__ Capital BlueCross._