LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Breast cancer survivor Sara Aguilera is this year’s honorary bat girl for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
KNX 1070’s Claudia Peschiutta reports that the mother of two was honored Sunday at Dodger Stadium.
The contest recognizes baseball fans who have been affected by breast cancer and have shown a commitment to eradicating the disease.
One person is chosen for each Major League Baseball club.
Aguilera was diagnosed with breast cancer a little more than a year ago and underwent a double mastectomy. She is now cancer-free.
In addition to reconstructive surgery, Aguilera says she will need to take an estrogen blocker for the next 10 years or so.
“I’m really lucky. I didn’t need any chemo or radiation so I’m very very lucky for that and I just really want to give back,” she said.
The 36-year-old Coto de Caza resident recently started an organization called, “Feel Yourself Up.”
“Our mission is early detection through self-examination,” Aguilera said.
For more information on Aguilera’s organization, click here.