Sox to honor breast cancer survivor Sunday

Sox to honor breast cancer survivor Sunday

Sox to honor breast cancer survivor Sunday
BOSTON -- The Red Sox will honor breast cancer survivor Cathy Holt on Sunday at Fenway Park as part of the 2012 Honorary Bat Girl program.

The program recognizes baseball fans who have been affected by breast cancer and demonstrate a commitment to "Going to Bat" in the fight against the disease.

Holt is from Litchfield, Maine. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in November 2008. Since her diagnosis, Holt has been an active fundraiser for "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer" as well as the annual "Relay for Life" for the American Cancer Society.

Holt is one of 30 winners, one for each Major League club, who will take part in pregame activities and be honored during an on-field ceremony. Each winner was selected by a guest judging panel that includes MLB players and celebrities in addition to fan votes casted on

The guest judges included former Red Sox shortstop and current ESPN analyst Nomar Garciaparra, whose grandmother passed away from breast cancer.

The Honorary Bat Girl Contest was introduced in 2009 to raise additional awareness and support for the annual Going to Bat Against Breast Cancer initiative celebrated on Mother's Day.

The Red Sox close out a four-game series against the Indians on Sunday.