Major League Baseball and Susan G. Komen for the Cure have announced the winner of the ‘Honorary Bat Girl’ contest, a campaign to recognize incredible MLB fans who are going to bat against breast cancer in their daily lives. The winner of the contest for the Orioles is Brigid Morahan of Annapolis. Morahan, a pediatric nurse in the Intensive Care Unit at Johns Hopkins Hospital and mother of three, is a one-year survivor of breast cancer. She will be recognized in a special on-field ceremony Sunday, May 8, prior to the Orioles’ 1:35 p.m. game against the Tampa Bay Rays and will also throw out the ceremonial first pitch.
The ‘Honorary Bat Girl’ contest was developed to raise additional awareness and support for the annual ‘Going to Bat Against Breast Cancer’ program, a joint program between MLB and Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the world’s largest breast cancer organization.
One player from each Club was deemed a representative on Mother’s Day, and most have personally experienced the effects that breast and other cancers have had on their families. The Orioles representative is RF Nick Markakis, whose mother survived breast cancer. In addition, the Orioles donated 200 tickets to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Maryland supporters.