By Thomas Sellers Jr.
On March 25 the Brighton Cardinal Baseball team will play the Millington Trojans in a Breast Cancer Awareness game. The Cardinals and the Brighton Booster Club members are asking for those who plan to attend to wear pink and show support for awareness and survivors like Brighton resident Amanda Heath.
The wife of Brighton Assistant Coach Kevin Heath, Amanda was diagnosed with the disease December 9 last year. She has already undergone surgery and is on the path to a full recovery with chemotherapy underway.
Heath, 36, is the mother of 9-year-old Molly Anne and is a graduate of Munford High School Class of 1995. She witnessed her mother and aunt beat breast cancer. And it was because of them, she went for early mammograms. The doctors at Baptist Tipton spotted something suspicious after Heath’s last mammogram in October. That started the process of saving her life.
Heath has shared her story with The Millington Star to make other women aware of the importance of early detection and getting regular mammograms. And the lifelong Tipton County resident said she is extremely touched the Brighton and Millington baseball teams would take a night to recognize her and raise money for breast cancer awareness. The game to be played March 25, 2014 is scheduled to have a first pitch at 7 p.m. at the Brighton Baseball Field.