The Belfast Area High School baseball squad will host a Baseball Coaches versus Cancer event Monday, May 21 at 4:15 p.m., as the Lions take on the Waldo County rival Mount View Mustangs.

The event will kick off with the singing of the national anthem by cancer survivor and BAHS math teacher Diana Leighton. Both baseball teams will wear pink shoe laces and wrist bands that week.

Before and during the game, pink balloons will be on sale for $1 each. Donors may choose to write names in memory or in honor of those that have battled cancer. The balloons will be flown around the field during the event.

Those interested in pre-ordering a balloon can call Molly Ross at 338-1790, extension 207, or email her at; or email Leighton at

The Baseball Coaches versus Cancer program is collaboration between the American Cancer Society and the Maine Baseball Coaches Association. The program exists to leverage the community leadership and celebrity of the country’s baseball coaches to raise cancer awareness and reduce cancer risk through educational programs, while raising funds for American Cancer Society research, education, advocacy and services.

The American Cancer Society combines nearly a century of experience to save lives and end suffering from cancer. As a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers, the organization fight for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community.

As the nation’s largest non-governmental investor in cancer research, contributing about $3.6 billion, the organization turns what we know about cancer into what we do. As a result, more than 11 million people in America who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will be celebrating birthdays this year.

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