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Cleveland Indians honor local breast cancer survivor

A local cancer survivor and avid Tribe fan was honored at the Indians game today. (Source: WOIO) A local cancer survivor and avid Tribe fan was honored at the Indians game today. (Source: WOIO)
Julie Everett (Source WOIO) Julie Everett (Source WOIO)
CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -

The Cleveland Indians honored a local breast cancer survivor on Mother's Day, 

The baseball team made her an "Honorary Bat Girl" and she was part of the ceremonial first pitch on Mother's Day.

"I was humbled and honored, thrilled and yet very overwhelmed with the feeling that I'm going to be down on that field representing all the brave men and women who have fought breast cancer through the years," Julie Everett said.

Everett has been a huge Tribe fan her whole life. She braved a double mastectomy, and multiple rounds of chemotherapy and radiation.

After her first treatments, she became an advocate for the AreYouDense campaign, which lobbies doctors to tell patients if they have dense breast tissue and get them an ultrasound. She also raised over $3,000 for the Stefanie Spielman Fund

Her husband, who nominated her, helped out on the mound, since Everett had surgery just last week. 

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