Pink in the Park event draws players, coaches and raises thousands for Methodist Cancer Center.

The Houston Astros Pink in the Park Brunch and Bazaar — an annual event that douses Minute Maid Park in pink hues as far as the eye can see — raised $145,000 for The Methodist Cancer Center on Friday.

Most of the Astros players and coaching staff attended the brunch, which was designed to raise awareness for breast cancer and research. This was the third year in a row the Astros have hosted the event.

The luncheon featured a panel discussion that included input from Dr. Angel Rodriguez, director of the Methodist Triple Negative Breast Cancer Clinic, Roberta Schwartz, a breast cancer survivor and executive vice president at The Methodist Hospital, Maryanne McCormack, a breast cancer survivor and founder of Visible Changes Hair Salon and Sara Lyon, whose mother, Joan, is a breast cancer survivor. Sara is married to Astros reliever Brandon Lyon.

In addition to the team, several members of the Astros’ staff attended the event, including owner Jim Crane, General Manager Jeff Luhnow, President and CEO George Postolos and Vice President of Marketing/Strategy Kathleen Clark. Broadcasters Jim Deshaies, Dave Raymond, Brett Dolan and Francisco Romero were also in attendance. Astros in Action Foundation board member and honorary chair Shawn Taylor delivered introductory remarks to the crowd.

The Astros and the Methodist Cancer Center are providing pink-themed items to 10,000 fans at each of three early May games to promote breast cancer awareness.  The pink promotions include a pink belted tote bag (May 4), a pink Yoga mat (May 6) and a pink pashmina scarf (May 7).

Wandy and Luz Rodriguez.

Bud Norris, Brandon Lyon, Jason Castro.

Marwin Gonzalez, Jose Altuve.

Fernando and Myla Rodriguez

Jason Castro with his fiancee, Maris Perlman.

Brandon and Sara Lyon and Sara’s mother, Joan Chipman.

Wesley and Sherrel Wright.

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My mother doed from breast cancer, so this is very important to me as a fan.
Thanks Alyson. Becky🙂🙂🙂🙂🙂

Hi Alyson,
Are there future charity events that the fans can attend and help support?
Thanks, Bob Droubi

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