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Cubs Charities "Pink Out" with Advocate Health Care

April 15, 2014

Chicago Cubs fans are invited to participate in the Cubs Charities "Pink Out" presented by Advocate Health Care, Tuesday, May 6, in the Budweiser Bleachers, the last Cubs home game before Mothers Day. Each fan attending the game in the Budweiser Bleachers that day will receive a Cubs Charities "Pink Out" tee shirt to celebrate moms and women everywhere who are survivors and to promote breast cancer awareness. Tee shirts will be handed out at the gates by Cubs players' and coaches' wives.

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Mama Dweeb Blog

Save 2nd Base, Shirts for a Cause

May 9, 2011

Save 2nd Base sells t-shirts and hats in an effort to raise awareness and funds to fight breast cancer. What sets them apart is their sense of humor. It is the same sense of humor their founder Kelly Rooney had when she designed shirts for a cancer walk. While Kelly lost her fight against breast cancer in 2006, her message is still being spread on the t-shirts and hats she started.

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Delco Daily Times

Agnes Irwin's McCollum is a deserving award winner

May 5, 2011

Lisa D'Orazio, Irwin's head softball coach, had done her best to keep word of what would be happening on the softball field Tuesday afternoon from her players and McCollum.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Student athlete, living alone after losing both parents, inspires and wins $10,000 scholarship

May 4, 2011

Katie McCollum has spent much of her 18 years figuring out the things that her parents would have helped her through, if they had the chance.

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Carmen's Raving Reviews Blog

Save 2nd Base Giveaway

May 3, 2011

The shirts were worn during the 2005 Breast Cancer Philadelphia 3-Day Walk. Our group got such an enthusiastic response from our fellow walkers, we decided to make more shirts for others to enjoy. It's fun to see someone look at the baseballs, read the phrase and finally get the joke.

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Main Line Times

Agnes Irwin's Katie McCollum is first recipient of Kelly Rooney Scholarship Award

May 3, 2011

Little did she now just how special this meeting would be. At this meeting, McCollum was presented with the first annual Kelly Rooney Scholarship, which will be presented annually to a student-athlete who lost their mother to some form of cancer.

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NBC Philadelphia, Tim Furlong

Save a Life; The Kelly Rooney Foundation/Save 2nd Base

May 3, 2011

A Teenager who has lost both her parents is given something to smile about. It's a big surprise that will make Katie McCollum's future a lot easier.

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6abc Action News, Cathy Gandolfo

Teen, who lost parents, honored for her efforts

May 3, 2011

Katie McCollum plays softball for the Agnes Irwin School and thought she and her teammates were getting ready to promote a home run derby on Saturday to raise money for breast cancer research.
What she didn't know is that she would be the recipient of a big surprise - the $10,000 Kelly Rooney Memorial Scholarship.

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Bonggamom Finds Blog

Save Second Base T-Shirts Review and Giveaway

April 29, 2011

If only I had known about Save 2nd Base! They contacted me a couple of months ago and I'm only to happy to spread the word about such a great company. Save 2nd Base sells shirts, caps and other apparel that help spread the word about Breast Cancer awareness.

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My Little Review Corner Blog

Save 2nd Base - Facing Cancer with Humor

April 29, 2011

The inspiration for Save 2nd Base is Kelly Rooney. Kelly is described on their website as a loving wife and mother of five young children. Rooney was Save 2nd Base's co-founders, Erin Dugery and Kelly Day's sister and friend, respectively.Kelly battled breast cancer for three years, and underwent countless surgeries, rounds of chemo, and radiation. Despite her challenges and obstacles, she knew cancer couldn't take away laughter.

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My Scraps Blog

Save 2nd Base Review and Giveaway

April 28, 2011

A few years ago, I was walking in Chestnut Hill, and a bright pink shirt hanging in a store window caught my eye...

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Deal Wise Mommy Blog

Save 2nd Base Review & Giveaway

April 27, 2011

I was contacted by Save 2nd Base and fell in love with their Tee's and their support of such a bad cancer that affects many women. This company started because of the loss of Kelly Rooney who left behind a husband and her 5 children. The story of how the phrase Save 2nd Base came about (See below), just shows how much of a positive outlook Kelly had even in her illness. Kelly came up with the idea of the Save 2nd Base tee to wear to 2005 Race for the Cure. They were an instant hit with her group as well as many at the race! Thus, brought the idea of making more and selling a Save 2nd Base line. Since 2006 they have been able to donate more than $30,000 to the Kelly Rooney Foundation as well as others too.

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Mama Bee Does Blog

Help Save 2nd Base Breast Cancer Awareness T-shirt Giveaway

April 26, 2011

My Great Grandma used to tell us girls Your chest will get bigger if you let the boys play with them to much. Yeah that was my grandgrannie, bless her heart.

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Mommy Katie Blog

Save 2nd Base Giveaway

April 21, 2011

I found a great group, that even in a tragic loss, they upheld the sense of humor of their beloved sister. Save 2nd Base was created by a woman who was battling Breast Cancer and for a walk against Breast Cancer she had shirts made that displayed a slogan that she came up with to keep the humor going even when she wasnt feeling too great.

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Mommies with Cents Blog

Save Second Base: Review & Giveaway

April 18, 2011

Breast cancer is something that runs in both sides of my family. It ultimately took my grandmother's life. When we can, we support every effort to eliminate Breast Cancer. We were walking for Susan G. Komen one year and all got a kick because my father had never heard of, Save the Ta Tas. The saying is so catchy and clever. I have now come across another very catchy phrase, Save 2nd Base. Save 2nd Base company has now put their catchy phrase on shirts.

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Chubby Cheeks Thinks Blog

Can you Help Save 2nd Base?

April 16, 2011

I always love posting about great causes and I found one that I think every women should be aware of. Save 2nd Base was created to support the fight against Breast Cancer in a fun way!

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Mother of 1 Princess and 2 Princes Blog

Save 2nd Base Breast Cancer Support T-shirts

April 13, 2011

Save 2nd Base is a unique and humorous phrase to support the fight against Breast Cancer. A play on words of the old baseball euphemism is now synonymous with a battle cry heard `round the globe!

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April 7, 2011

Save 2nd Base: Support Cancer through Humor

Cancer is no laughing matter. It takes lives of people we love, yet I learned of a company that has combined it's fight for a cure with humor to build awareness.Save 2nd Base is a breast cancer apparel company that benefits the Kelly Rooney Foundation, in memory of Kelly's fight that took her life at the age of 43.

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March 31, 2011

Look Who Found the Marbles Blog

It's Baseball Season: The Perfect Time to Save 2nd Base

Laughter through tears is my favorite emotion. -Steel Magnolias

In 2005 a small group of women were getting ready for the Breast Cancer 3-Day charity walk when they met to decide their team name. Their teammate, Kelly Rooney, a 42-year-old with five children and stage-three breast cancer, came up with a humorous play on words, and suggested their name be, Save 2nd Base. She designed a t-shirt for their team as they got ready for the walk. By the time the Breast Cancer 3-Day arrived Kelly was too weak to participate, but her teammates wore the shirts and were approached with great enthusiasm for their take on the old baseball euphemism.

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March 30, 2011

Mom Start Blog

Save Second Base

Sometimes it's just easier to laugh about it, even if it truly is sad or depressing or angering at the core. Is laughter not the best medicine?

With Save 2nd Base you can definitely write your own prescription by empowering your pink with a wink for breast cancer.

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March 28, 2011

Boobies, Babies & A Blog

Save 2nd Base Giveaway!

It's no surprise that I'm a Boobie advocate all the way around! So when an opportunity presented itself to raise awareness about breast cancer--I was all over it! My great-Grandmother was a breast cancer survivor. Thanks to early detection, she beat it and went on to live a long, full, and healthy life. Despite her battle...she never lost her sense of humor...and I think this makes all the difference in the world!

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March 28, 2011

Mommy Perks VIP Blog

Save 2nd Base: T-shirt giveaway (Breast Cancer Awareness)

Over the past several years, Save 2nd Base t-shirts and attire have blossomed into a national frenzy with sales in all 50 states, around the world, and to our troops overseas. Proceeds from the sale of these items benefit the Kelly Rooney Foundation which inspires further support, research and eradication of the disease in young women, and pledges ongoing funds for breast cancer research surrounding high-risk women under the age of 40.

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March 26, 2011

Mel's Box of Chocolates Blog

Save 2nd Base {Giveaway}

Save 2nd Base is a local breast cancer apparel company who is turning heads locally and nationally with their usage of pink with a wink humor to build awareness and grow the fight against this devastating disease. Over the past several years, Save 2nd Base t-shirts and attire have blossomed into a national frenzy with sales in all 50 states, around the world, and to our troops overseas. Proceeds from the sale of these items benefit the Kelly Rooney Foundation which inspires further support, research and eradication of the disease in young women, and pledges ongoing funds for breast cancer research surrounding high-risk women under the age of 40.

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March 25, 2011

Georgia Tech Athletics' Sting Daily Newsletter

K-Day on The Flats

Georgia Tech's softball team never has a problem getting up to play an ACC game, but the Yellow Jackets will be going at it with an extra sense of urgency when they take Mewborn Field this afternoon against North Carolina State. First pitch has been moved up to 11:00 a.m. to beat expected bad weather.

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March 23, 2011

The Dog Lived (and so will I) Blog

Supporting A Cure for Breast Cancer...in a Fun Way

The good folks at Save Second Base sent me some shirts to give away on the blog! Cool, huh? Yeah, Seamus and I thought so too (which is why he agreed to semi-pose for the picture--note the attitude he's copping though). It's especially cool since Save 2nd Base has donated over $30,000 to breast cancer organizations in the few years it's been in existence. You can read more about them and the work they are doing (and why) at the Save 2nd Base website.

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March 2011

Adventure Sports Outdoors

Take Care of Your Rack

The Take Care of Your Rack t-shirt line is the newest offering from Save 2nd Base a breast cancer appeal companny that belives in pink with a wink using humor to build awareness and grow the fight against this devastating desease.

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January 13, 2008

Philadelphia Inquirer

Clothing start-up aims to help fight breast cancer

Save 2nd Base is a cheeky clothing start-up with a serious purpose - to aid two breast cancer organizations.

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December 2007

Philadelphia Magazine

Save a Life; The Kelly Rooney Foundation/Save 2nd Base

Despite being diagnoesed with breast cancer at age 39, Waybe resident Keylly Rooney kept her sense of humor, even coining the phrase Save 2nd Base while preparing for the Breast Cancer 3-Day Walk.

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October 2007

Vanity Fair

Pink with a Wink; Scoring for the Cure

In honor of breast cancer awareness month, Save 2nd Base- the organization established by Erin Dogbert and Kelly Day in memory of their Sister and Friend Kelly Rooney - has launched a line of namesake T-shirts.

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Monday, September 3, 2007

Newsweek

Charity: Cancer's New Pitch

Two summers ago a groupd of Philadelphia-area women who were preparing for the breast canter 3-day charity walk met to decide their team name...

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