In 2008, Chris Tillison's only sibling, Tracy, was diagnosed with an aggressive breast cancer at the age of 33 This hit home for Chris and his wife Angela as they watched this dreaded disease take the life of Tracy, who left behind 4 small children.
In the United States, every three minutes a women is diagnosed with breast cancer and every thirteen minutes a women loses her life to breast cancer. "This dreaded disease is taking too many lives. Any age is too young to be diagnosed with cancer! Too many friends, family members and loved ones are losing their lives while fighting cancer," says Tillison.
Angela Tillison, Tournament Director of SOBC, said that out of Tracy's struggle "a strong desire to help evolved. With this aspiration, Strike Out Breast Cancer, or 'SOBC', was formed."
Each year, Georgia youth baseball teams from surrounding communities ban together for a cause while competing for the title of SOBC Champion. "This event has been an incredible success," says Tillison, as they prepare for the sixth annual SOBC Tournament.
The SOBC donates 100% of the proceeds to local breast cancer and breast health programs.
Since its inception, SOBC has run on volunteers- if you would be interested in volunteering, contact Chris at firstname.lastname@example.org.