Friday, April 20, 2007


Just because I love baseball and I support the heck out of nurses, I give you the following major announcement from out west.

Major League Baseball Teams Take Their Hats Off to Nurses

SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The work of America's 2.9
million registered nurses to save lives and maintain the health of millions
of individuals is the focus of National Nurses' Week, celebrated annually
May 6-12 throughout the United States. This year, the American Nurses
Association has selected "Nursing: A Profession and a Passion" as the

In conjunction with the California Nursing Students' Association
(CNSA), three major league baseball teams in California have designated at
least one "Nurses' Night at the Ballpark" this May in honor of National
Nurses' Week. The Giants, Dodgers and Padres have agreed to donate proceeds
from ticket sales for designated games to the CNSA Foundation, benefiting
scholarships for nursing students throughout California. "We are fortunate
to have these major league baseball teams recognize the contributions of
nurses and importance of supporting future nurses," says Patricia
McFarland, CEO of the Association of California Nurse Leaders and executive
director of CNSA.

Game times and tickets are available through the CNSA Web site at

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