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The Virginia Wesleyan Softball Program hit a home run April 13 with its Fifth Annual Strike Out Cancer Day, raising $15,102 for cancer research and bringing the event’s five-year total to $40,098. Approximately 1,000 guests visited campus for the fundraiser, which included food provided by GENESiS Ministries, music, a silent auction, recreational activities and VWC softball and baseball games against Eastern Mennonite University. “Not only were we blessed with great weather, but we were blessed with hundreds of spectators who came with a giving heart…Words cannot express how surprised and elated we are to announce the final amount we have raised for the American Cancer Society,” said Head Softball Coach Brandon Elliott. The yearly event is hosted in memory of Elliott’s mother, Elaine F. Sears, who lost her battle with colon cancer in 2008. The Sixth Annual Strike Out Cancer Day is scheduled for April 5, 2014. More