BALTIMORE -- Plano native Anne Embry will be the Rangers' Honorary Bat Girl on Sunday against the Angels as part of pregame ceremonies to raise awareness in the fight against breast cancer. Anne has spent the past year fighting breast cancer, undergoing a double mastectomy and chemotherapy. She completed her fourth and final chemotherapy treatment on April 11. A graduate of Plano East High and TCU, Anne is a lifelong Rangers fan who lives in Shreveport, La. Her husband is an active duty Air Force pilot. As well as fighting breast cancer, she has been diligent in raising awareness for other women to get mammograms.
Living with the motto, "Praying and Fighting, there are no other options," she has chronicled her battle on her blog, "Fight Like a Girl," and selling T-shirts to benefit the Bright Pink organization in support of other women fighting the disease. The Honorary Bat Girl Contest was introduced in 2009 to raise additional awareness and support for the annual Going to Bat Against Breast Cancer initiative celebrated on Mother's Day. In 2006, Major League Baseball created the "Going to Bat Against Breast Cancer" program. Since its beginnings, MLB has continued to grow the program throughout the league and with all 30 clubs to honor those affected by the disease.