Modesto Nuts Breast Cancer Awareness Night

Last Saturday, May 23rd, our group had the amazing opportunity to take part in Breast Cancer Awareness Night at John Thurman Field.  This is an event that the Modesto Nuts Professional Baseball Club holds annually in an effort to honor those who have lost their battle with cancer, raise awareness around the issue of breast cancer, and to empower women from all walks of life.  Our group got decked out in pink and prepared for an amazing night with the Nuts!

Group Picture

Throughout the duration of the game, we had a booth set up (complete with pink tablecloth and balloons, of course) where people could find out about our mission, sign up for our newsletter. and be entered into a drawing to win one of several fabulous prizes.

Our Booth

Thanks to the generosity and support of Bicek Photography, we also had a photo booth set up where people could snap some great pictures with friends and family and have them instantly printed out on a photo strip for free!photo boothFinally, the most amazing part of the night came from the minds of the women who attended this event.  Prior to the game, we had constructed a chalkboard that read “I’m a Woman and with the Resources I Can…”.  The rest of the board was left blank so that visitors to the board throughout the night would have the opportunity to let their voices be heard.  The result was astounding:board writing

ChalkboardSome of these amazingly powerful responses included “I’m a Woman and with the Resources I Can…”

“…change the world.”

“…better myself.”

“…be a better example.”

“…fight sexism.”

“…be the change.”

Also, along the top of the board someone had written “We may be girls, but we are strong.”  We were absolutely blown away by the responses we got from all of the amazing women who participated.  Part of our mission is to have a positive impact on our community, yet on Saturday night the women of our community impacted us in a way that we will never forget.

Thank you again to the Modesto Nuts for allowing us to be a part of this amazing event, to Bicek Photography for partnering with us, and most importantly to everyone who came out to support and learn more about us.  You are the reason we have started on this journey, and we hope that you will continue to follow us along the way.

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