Annual Honorary Bat Girl Contest underway

(FOX19) - The Honorary Bat Girl Contest is a Major League Baseball initiative designed to raise greater awareness and support for breast cancer.

One winner representing each MLB team will be chosen by a panel of judges. Last year's winner was Josie Shuler. Shuler was diagnosed with Triple Native Breast Cancer in 2008.

Shuler has gone through multiple rounds of chemotherapy, breast radiation and brain radiation. How does she bat against it? Volunteering!

Shuler is a big part of Komen Cincinnati, ACS and several other organizations. Shuler and her husband are members of the Reds Hall of Fame and attend Redsfest every year.

The Reds winner will be recognized during pregame ceremonies on May 12th, Mother's Day, at Great American Ball Park.

The winner will receive on-field recognition, FREE tickets to the game, Special MLB pink ribbon merchandise, including a pink bat that will be engraved with winner's name.

It's very simple to sign up, just visit and share your story about you or someone you know who is "going to bat against breast cancer."

It's completely free to share your story, just make sure to enter by 11:59 p.m. on March 24. The contest is open to both men and women.

Tune in at 9:20 a.m. as Jessica Brown and I talk more about this awesome opportunity! We'll also be sharing Shuler's full story on her win as last year's honorary bat girl.

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