Isotopes Raise More than $7,000 to Strike Out Cancer

Net Proceeds of Breast Cancer Awareness Homestand to Benefit Susan G. Koman of Central New Mexico

By Albuquerque Isotopes | August 8, 2013 2:35 PM ET

The Albuquerque Isotopes raised more than $7,000 during their Breast Cancer Awareness homestand that took place from July 26-29. In support of the Breast Cancer Awareness campaign, the Isotopes wore special pink jerseys each game of the series which were then signed and auctioned off to benefit Susan G. Komen of Central New Mexico in their fight to strike out cancer.

The top selling item in the live auction was Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp's game-worn Isotopes jersey for $725, while the item with the highest bid in the three-day silent auction was Justin Sellers' game-worn pink Isotopes jersey, which went for $465. The four-game homestand included ceremonial first pitches honoring breast cancer survivors, various organizations providing information to fans and a Mammogram Van provided by Lovelace Health Systems on site.

The net proceeds from the silent and live auctions totaled $7,006.40 and will benefit Susan G. Komen of Central New Mexico.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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