SUGAR LAND, TEXAS (April 02, 2015)

Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and the Sugar Land Skeeters will celebrate Pink in the Park, Friday, May 15 at Constellation Field in Sugar Land. The Skeeters ask that you join them in wearing pink when they take on the York Revolution in the “Pink Out” game starting at 7:05 p.m. followed by a fireworks show.

Breast cancer survivors are invited to participate in a pregame ceremony starting at 6:15 p.m. All who register will be honored on the field and the first 50 registrants will receive 2 free tickets to the game. Kristi Chambers is a breast cancer survivor and will throw out the first pitch.

“It’s such a wonderful, family event,” says Chambers. “Cancer affects the whole family and it was scary for my kids when they heard mom had cancer. For them to see me on the field, being recognized as a survivor is a powerful message.”

A silent auction will be held for fans to bid on inspiring paintings, supporting breast cancer awareness, painted by Skeeters players. The players pink jerseys worn during the game will also be up for bid during the silent auction. Proceeds from Pink in the Park will be used to enhance the services offered to women through the Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Breast Center.

“Investing our time, energy, and resources back into our community is a key component of our mission,” says Greg Haralson, CEO, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land. “Pink in the Park brings attention, awareness, and education to breast cancer and the impact breast cancer can have on women and their families. It is a privilege to honor these inspiring survivors in our community.”

Breast services at Memorial Hermann Sugar Land include digital mammography for screening and diagnostics, including the cutting edge 3-D breast tomosynthesis. This digital technology can detect smaller breast tumors that may be missed by traditional mammography. The technology is particularly beneficial for women with dense or fatty breast tissue.