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Ballard cancer survivor honored by Mariners

Posted by Geeky Swedes on May 10th, 2010

With a pink corsage on her Bat Girl jersey and a pink sweat band around her wrist, breast cancer survivor Faye Cluckey spent a beautiful Mother’s Day as an honored guest at Safeco Field.

A very happy Faye Cluckey here with her daughter Milly.

On her 72nd birthday, Cluckey was recognized as the honorary bat girl for the Mariners. She and 29 other inspirational fans across the country have been honored through a joint effort by Major League Baseball and the Susan G. Komen Foundation because of their dedication to raising awareness of cancer issues.

Cluckey and her family are no strangers to the disease. After surviving breast cancer and bladder cancer her sister is now fighting bone cancer. Cluckey’s dog Tinker Bell has battled breast cancer and is the one is credited for catching Cluckey’s cancer. One day the dog started frantically pawing at Faye’s chest and Cluckey’s daughter encouraged her to get it checked out. Turns out Cluckey had early stage breast cancer.

During Sunday’s pregame, Cluckey met several players including catcher Adam Moore, 2nd baseman Chone Figgins, pitcher Doug Fister and outfielders Franklin Gutierrez and Michael Saunders. She even got a photo with the Moose.

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