The donation is the result of a year-long partnership between the two organizations that was highlighted by Breast Cancer Awareness Night on July 20 at Alliance Bank Stadium. The Syracuse Chiefs hosted a "Pink Cocktail Party" fundraiser in the Hank Sauer Room during that evening's game against the Norfolk Tides. Among the highlights of the cocktail party was a visit from actor Billy Baldwin, who joined his mother, Carol M. Baldwin, in thanking Chiefs fans in attendance for their support.
In addition, volunteers from the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund also sold breast cancer awareness merchandise, including bracelets, t-shirts, flip-flops, lanyards and rings, on the main concourse during every Chiefs home game this season.
"We applaud the outstanding efforts of the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund," said Chiefs general manager, John Simone. "It is an honor to work with one of the premiere nonprofit organizations in this area to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer research."
"I would like to thank the Syracuse Chiefs and the Syracuse Chiefs Charitable Foundation for their commitment to finding a cure for breast cancer," said Elizabeth Baldwin, executive director of the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund. "This has been a very successful partnership for the last several years and we look forward to working together for many years to come."