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Going to bat against Breast Cancer? Be an honorary Reds bat girl

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CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

Join Major League Baseball and the Cincinnati Reds in the fight against breast cancer.

Fans 18 years and older are encouraged to submit stories about how they, or someone they know, are "Going to Bat Against Breast Cancer" and why they would like to be an "Honorary Bat Girl" for the Reds at Great American Ball Park on Sunday, May 12, which is Mother's Day.

Fans can visit www.HonoraryBatGirl.com to share their story. The deadline for submissions is April 22.

The 2013 Honorary Bat Girl Contest is a Major League Baseball initiative designed to raise greater awareness and support for the breast cancer cause.

One winner representing each MLB team will be chosen by a panel of judges.

The Reds winner will be recognized during pregame ceremonies on May 12th (Reds vs. Milwaukee Brewers, 1:10 p.m.) at Great American Ball Park.

The winner will receive on-field recognition, complimentary tickets to the game, Louisville Slugger pink bat engraved with winner's name, commemorative jersey and pink wrist bands.

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