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Pioneers To Put On Benefit For Bakken PDF Print
Written by Mike Kelly   
Wednesday, 07 March 2012 18:57

The Watauga High baseball team will play a benefit game for Brady Bakken, an 11-year-old boy, who has been diagnosed with Burkitts Lymphoma, which is a type of malignant cancer. It is named after a surgeon who discover the disease in Africa. Even though it is rare, it is curable. Brady, a fifth-grader at

Vallie Crucis Elementary School, has withdrawn from school to receive treatment for his disease at Brenner Childrens Hospital in Winston-Salem.
The benefit baseball game will be played Friday, March 16 at Watauga High Field, against the Pioneers' biggest rival, Alexander Central. And the Pioneers will also wear lime green jerseys to show their support in the fight against Burkitts Lymphoma. Lime green t-shirts and bracelets will be sold on game day at the ball park, and a portion of the proceeds from the game will be donated to the Bakken family to help them with their medical expenses.

  
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