Emerald Foundation Supporters Continue to Help Families Battling Cancer

Over $48,000 raised at Clipper Magazine Stadium, June 21, 2014

Throughout each of the last 7 summers, people gather at baseball stadiums across Pennsylvania.  They grab a bat, take their stance in the batter’s box and they do their best to hit baseballs as far as they can — hoping one will leave the yard.  Most know they don’t have the strength to reach the bleachers, but every batter knows their swings are making a difference.  They know that their participation in the Take a Swing Against Breast Cancer home run derby will positively impact a family dealing with cancer.

The Emerald Foundation continues to be a very proud supporter of the PA Breast Cancer Coalition (“PBCC”), which represents, supports and serves breast cancer survivors and their families in Pennsylvania through educational programming, legislative advocacy and breast cancer research grants. The PBCC is a statewide non-profit organization that creates the hope of a brighter tomorrow by providing action and information to women with breast cancer today.

For the last 7 summers, the PBCC have hosted Home Run Derby Contests in Lancaster, Harrisburg and Erie, PA.  As the state-wide All-Star Sponsor of the event, the Emerald Foundation continues its support of this great event and is proud that the Home Run Derby held in Lancaster on June 21st at Clipper Magazine Stadium raised over $48,000 for the PBCC.