In the News
By Alana Austin, KWQC
Jun 21 2018
The women of Capitol Hill put politics aside to fight a common enemy Wednesday night, breast cancer. Our Washington reporter Alana Austin caught up with them at the ballpark.
For once on Capitol Hill, Democrats and Republicans are playing on the same team.
"We as women know we've got to come together," said Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-IL).
Iowa Senator Joni Ernst (R) says she's playing in honor of a dear friend and colleague who survived breast cancer. She's also paying tribute to the women and men who died fighting it.
"We have Democrats, Republicans playing together - women from the House, women from the Senate - we are playing the media and we are going to win - not just in the ball game but in this fight against breast cancer."
The press is the opponent, at least until the final out is recorded. Then, the more than $300,000 dollars this raises will go to a charity - the Young Survival Coalition - which offers resources, connections, and outreach to young women diagnosed with breast cancer.
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