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Allegheny Health Network and Pirates to Host Baseball Skills Workshop in annual Catch for Cancer Fundraiser at PNC Park

Thursday, May 30, 2019

PITTSBURGH, Pa – Allegheny Health Network (AHN) has partnered with the Pittsburgh Pirates in an annual effort to raise awareness and funds to help support cancer care at the Allegheny Health Network Cancer Institute.

This year, the annual fundraiser will feature a baseball skills workshop and an opportunity to meet Pirates pitcher Jameson Taillon and first basemen Josh Bell. There will be five workshop stations at the event including catching, catching pop-ups, fielding ground balls, throwing, and batting practice. There will be a question and answer session in the PNC Park stands with some Pittsburgh Pirates, including Taillon and Bell at 10:30 a.m.

“Awareness is absolutely critical for best outcomes in cancer cases because early detection gives patients the best chance for a cure,” said David Parda, MD, chair, Allegheny Health Network Cancer Institute. “With this event, we hope to encourage the community to become informed about screenings, risk factors, and symptoms of cancer while raising money to help support the critical care our cancer patients receive.”

The first 200 people to donate $100 will also receive two tickets to watch the Pirates vs. Milwaukee Brewers at 4:05 p.m. that day.

When: Saturday, June 1

            9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (check in begins at 8:30 a.m.)

Where: PNC Park, on field

Who: Everyone is welcome and eligible to participate

Register: Fans can register the day of the event, however, space is limited. Sign up today to reserve your spot at Families and friends of participants are welcome to watch from the stands. All participants should to bring their own glove.