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Fans Come Together to “Pink Out Miller Park”

To raise awareness and funding for breast cancer research and prevention, last night, the Milwaukee Brewers, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and thousands of Brewers fans joined forces to “Pink Out Miller Park.”

Each fan attending the game had  a specially-designed card affixed to their seat, and at the end of the 4th inning, they held them up to form this image, turning the ballpark into a sea of pink and white, including ribbons that have become synonymous with efforts related to breast cancer research and awareness.

Pink Out Miller Park

“The Journal Sentinel approached us with this concept recently, and we recognized immediately that it would be a great way to cap our many efforts related to breast cancer research, prevention and treatment,” said Milwaukee Brewers Chief Operating Officer Rick Schlesinger. “Nearly everyone has been impacted by this disease, and we are grateful to be involved in what we know will be a memorable and impactful event.”

“Pink Out Miller Park” was presented by Boston Store. Froedtert and Medical College of Wisconsin was the supporting sponsor.

 

Prior to the game, there were many other related events occurring, including the following:

  • Brewers President – Baseball Operations and General Manager Doug Melvin and his wife, Ellen, did a check presentation for $57,500, funds that were raised through their donations and a personal campaign. Over the past 9 seasons, the Melvins have raised $520,000 for breast cancer. Proceeds benefit After Breast Cancer Diagnosis – ABCD, Wisconsin Breast Cancer Showhouse, and the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.
  • There was an on-field presentation recognizing Froedtert and Medical College of Wisconsin for their efforts to defeat breast cancer.
  • The Ceremonial 1st Pitch was tossed by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Publisher Betsy Brenner, a breast cancer survivor.
  • Eleven breast cancer survivors took the field with our starting lineup and stood with the players for the national anthem.

Pink Out Survivors

In addition, fans could contribute to the cause through several on-site fundraising opportunities. Proceeds from the following initiatives will all go toward After Breast Cancer Diagnosis – ABCD and the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center:

  • A raffle was held on the Field Level Concourse. Prizes featured a ceremonial first pitch before a 2015 Brewers game, a spot in a Mini Famous Racing Sausages race, an opportunity to watch batting practice from the field, and more.
  • Pink hankies were sold outside of Miller Park.

Fans were also encouraged to help raise awareness through social media, using the hashtag #PinkOutMillerPark Here are a few moments captured by fans last night:

 

Thank you to those who participated in this very special night at Miller Park.

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

“PINK OUT MILLER PARK” SET FOR SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6

To raise awareness and funding for breast cancer research and prevention, the Milwaukee Brewers, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and thousands of Brewers fans are joining forces for a placard display that will “Pink Out Miller Park.”

On Saturday, September 6, the Milwaukee Brewers will face the St. Louis Cardinals at Miller Park at 6:10 p.m. Each fan attending the game will have a specially-designed card affixed to their seat, and at the end of the 4th inning, they will hold them up to form a giant image in the ballpark. The image (rendering attached) will turn the ballpark into a sea of pink and white, including ribbons that have become synonymous with efforts related to breast cancer research and awareness.

Instagram_PinkOutMillerPark

Join us on Saturday, September 6 as we support breast cancer research and #PinkOutMillerPark!

 “The Journal Sentinel approached us with this concept recently, and we recognized immediately that it would be a great way to cap our many efforts related to breast cancer research, prevention and treatment,” said Milwaukee Brewers Chief Operating Officer Rick Schlesinger. “Nearly everyone has been impacted by this disease, and we are grateful to be involved in what we know will be a memorable and impactful event.”

“Pink Out Miller Park” is presented by Boston Store. Froedtert and Medical College of Wisconsin is the supporting sponsor.

 Prior to the game, there will be many other related events occurring, including the following:

  • Brewers President – Baseball Operations and General Manager Doug Melvin and his wife, Ellen, will do a check presentation of funds that were raised through their donations and a personal campaign. Proceeds benefit After Breast Cancer Diagnosis – ABCD, Wisconsin Breast Cancer Showhouse, and the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.
  • There will be an on-field presentation recognizing Froedtert and Medical College of Wisconsin for their efforts to defeat breast cancer.
  • The Ceremonial 1st Pitch will be tossed by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Publisher Betsy Brenner, a breast cancer survivor.
  • Breast cancer survivors will take the field with our starting lineup and stand with the players for the national anthem.
  • A donation from Brewers Community Foundation will be made to support related charities.

“Journal Sentinel is proud to partner with the Milwaukee Brewers, Boston Store, Froedtert and Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center and After Breast Cancer Diagnosis to bring this historic ‘Pink Out’ to Miller Park and to Milwaukee,” Brenner said. “It’s a very visible demonstration of our shared commitment to end breast cancer in our lifetimes – and our support of the women and families who battle this disease every day.”

In addition, fans can contribute to the cause through several on-site fundraising opportunities. Proceeds from the following initiatives will all go toward After Breast Cancer Diagnosis – ABCD and the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center:

  • A raffle will be held on the Field Level Concourse. Prizes will feature a ceremonial first pitch before a 2015 Brewers game, a spot in a Mini Famous Racing Sausages race, an opportunity to watch batting practice from the field, and more.
  • Pink hankies will be sold outside of Miller Park.

Fans will be encouraged to help raise awareness through social media, using the hashtag #PinkOutMillerPark.

More information is available at Brewers.com/pinkout.

 

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

Diabetes Awareness Night at Miller Park

Today, about one in 10 Americans has diabetes.  Another 86 million adults, or nearly one in four – has prediabetes These people are at higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes … as well as heart disease or stroke.

The American Diabetes Association together with Novo Nordisk and Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin are here tonight to encourage fans to learn more about the importance of diet and exercise in helping people live longer, healthier lives.

Brewers Diabetes Awareness Night

Our guests on the field before the game today wanted fans to know that diet and exercise can help prevent the onset of type two diabetes in those with prediabetes, and can reduce complications among people who have diabetes.

Michael Herold of Milwaukee has had type 2 diabetes for several years.  When Michael’s weight spiraled out of control, he used diet and exercise to improve his health and, in doing so,  lost 50 pounds and significantly reduced his blood glucose level.

Today, Michael is more active than he’s been in years and  his new found health has changed his outlook on life. Through the guidance of the doctors at Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin, Michael has seen that his lifestyle changes will continue to improve his chances of having fewer diabetes-related complications throughout his life.

We congratulate Michael, we wish him the very best in meeting his new goal to lose 50 more pounds, and we encourage fans to learn more about the importance of diet and exercise in preventing the onset of type two diabetes and living healthier lives in general.

-Cait

JohnandCait@Brewers.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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