Yesterday, the fam, Marcus and I headed out to Nationals Park for some baseball and the FORCE “Passing of the Torch” ceremony.
The “Passing of the Torch” ceremony is very important because it highlights the hereditary link between breast and ovarian cancer, honors cancer survivors and those at high risk, remembers those whose lives have been lost to cancer, and recognizes families that have been affected by cancer. A ceremonial flame is passed from an ovarian cancer survivor to a breast cancer survivor marking the transition from Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month to Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
The ceremony was held at Nationals Park at home plate, before the start of the game. It was super cool to see these strong women representing the BRCA community as well as have them all recognized in front the whole crowd.
All of the FORCE members and their families sat in one section in left field. It was awesome to see all the people who came out to support the cause and raise awareness. My mom and I were grateful to have our most important men there too.
What made the day even better was that fact that the Nats were playing the Braves. My brother and I were born Braves fans. So any opportunity we get to see them play is a good one.
My favorite player, Chipper Jones is still going strong. ❤
Unfortunately, the Braves lost. But it was still a great day. Nationals Park is gorgeous and still pretty new. So it’s always fun to go there for a game.
Best of all, I got to spend time with my favorite people for a great cause.
Have a great Monday! 😀