May 23, 2019


Dear Friend,

I am writing to ask for your support in eradicating a fearsome adversary – breast cancer, a disease which has many faces and classifications, a disease which doesn’t discriminate among socioeconomic groups, race or even gender. It has been 25 years since our Y-Me Softball Tournament was founded to find a cure for breast cancer with the mission to exclusively fund research. While we celebrate the progress and advances in the past decades, we still can’t celebrate a cure and we need your help.

Our 25th Annual Y-Me Softball Tournament will take place on August 24, 2019 when more than 1200 women are expected to step up to the plate to strike out breast cancer. The proceeds will directly endow investigations by Dr. Kay Macleod, University of Chicago Medicine, Ben May Institute. Dr. Macleod publicly credits the tournament’s efforts “to advance breast cancer research and to examine the effectiveness of treatments that have shown significant cancer fighting potential.”

It is imperative that these research efforts persist at an accelerated pace and that can only be done with your assistance and donations, because today, someone’s mother, wife, sister, friend or neighbor will be diagnosed with breast cancer. With your financial support, we can further our mission of advancing discoveries of prevention, diagnosis, treatments and a cure. We encourage you to be as generous as you can and consider adding a 25-year milestone gift. As you consider this request, please know that we are a volunteer run organization with extremely low overhead costs; in fact, 90% of all funds go directly to lifesaving research.

Should you have any questions, please contact me at 312-909-9993 or via email at [email protected] We hope that you will be on our team August 24th as we work to support Dr. Macleod in her important research that has the potential to save many lives and eradicate breast cancer. Together we can change the future. Thank you in advance.



Ginger Rugai

Executive Director