Joan Joyce and the FAU softball team will host the Strike Out Cancer tournament this weekend.
Feb. 18, 2013
BOCA RATON, FL - This weekend is softball's annual Strike Out Cancer tournament.
The event is now in its seventh year and serves to both raise funds for cancer research and raise awareness of breast cancer. FAU will wear pink uniforms on Sunday as part of the tournament. Other teams in the tournament often take part as well, wearing pink accessories throughout the weekend. Donations will be accepted over the course of the event and fans and players from all teams are encouraged to give generously.
This tournament has always held a lot of significance for me personally, as it comes shortly after both my mother's birthday and the anniversary of her passing due to breast cancer. And because of that, I can appreciate just how important it to aid in both the prevention and cure of the disease.
I don't know if a cure will ever be found, but the search for one continues. Those of us who work in sports sometimes forget that the games aren't a matter of life and death. Hopefully, this weekend will serve as a reminder of what's really important. Life.