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Detroit Tigers and Karmanos team up for Pink Out the Park Sept. 5

The Detroit Tigers and the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute are teaming up for Pink Out the Park at the Detroit Tigers vs. Cleveland Indians game Wednesday, Sept. 5, at 7:05 p.m., at Comerica Park. This special Pink Out the Park event, sponsored by Kroger, will raise awareness of breast cancer, as well as help raise funds for breast cancer research at the Karmanos Cancer Institute.
Photo by Ron Wade
PAWS models the Pink Out the Park
t-shirt that will be included with the purchase of either Pink Out the Park ticket option. 

Detroit Tiger fans will have two opportunities to show their support. Visit for ticket purchase information or call 313-576-8112.
  • Pepsi Porch Party tickets, at $65 each, will include: a seat in the Outfield Box area with access to the Pepsi Porch; a Pink Out the Park t-shirt; and all you can eat Ballpark Buffet with hot dogs, hamburgers, cole slaw, pasta salad, baked beans chips, water and soft drinks. 
  • Cancer-Fighting tickets, at $18 each, will provide seating in the Mezzanine area plus a Pink Out the Park t-shirt.  There will also be kiosks throughout Comerica Park with breast health education materials for fans to take home. 

Kroger will serve as the event sponsor and will provide a giveaway item to the first 10,000 fans attending the Sept. 5 Detroit Tigers vs. Cleveland Indians game. Media sponsors include FOX Sports Detroit and CBS Radio Detroit: WWJ Newsradio 950, 97.1 The Ticket, 98.7 AMP Radio, 99.5 WYCD, 104.3 WOMC and Talk Radio 1270 WXYT.

"The Detroit Tigers are proud to team with the Karmanos Cancer Institute to heighten public awareness of cancer prevention," said Elaine Lewis, Tigers' Vice President of Community and Public Affairs. "The Pink Out the Park event at Comerica Park demonstrates the importance of community collaboration to further the research needed to one day find a cure." 

The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute is one of only 41 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the country and the only hospital in Michigan solely focused on treating cancer. From ground-breaking research to the most up-to-date therapies and individualized treatment plans, Karmanos is truly on the cutting-edge when it comes to fighting cancer. 
"We are very grateful for the year-round support of the Detroit Tigers and all they do to raise awareness of cancer prevention to help save lives," said Gerold Bepler, M.D., Ph.D., president and CEO, Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute. "Thanks also to our sponsors and all of the fans who help support Pink Out the Park. Nowhere is there a more giving community than right here in Detroit, and nowhere is there a more dedicated team working to eradicate cancer than at the Karmanos Cancer Institute."

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