The Hartford Yard Goats couldn’t muster a win April 7, but Pamela Morris Watt scored big for breast cancer awareness when she threw the ceremonial first pitch over home plate at Dunkin’ Donuts Park in Hartford.
Pam is a breast cancer survivor and a top fundraiser for the Terri Brodeur Breast Cancer Foundation. She is among a slew of cancer survivors, those still battling the disease, caregivers and advocates affected by cancer, who will be honored during home games throughout the Yard Goats 2018 season. Pam and her team, Pam’s Pink Posse, have raised more than $70,000 since 2008 when Pam was diagnosed with invasive breast cancer. She has walked in nine consecutive 26.2 mile marathon fundraisers for TBBCF. She is also a member of the TBBCF board, the administrator of the foundation’s matching gift program and a member of the Website Steering Committee. She is being inducted this year into the organization’s 27th Mile Club, which honors volunteers who have contributed outstanding support to TBBCF.
While she was throwing out the first pitch, Pam’s story from cancer survivor to cancer warrior was broadcast on the statium’s jumbotron.