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BAMMA USA Supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month at Badbeat 13



Badbeat 13 Badge BackSanta Ana, California – September 1, 2014 –In Support of October’s National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, BAMMA USA will feature the iconic pink ribbon and use of the color pink to accent specific signage during “Badbeat 13 presented by Budweiser” on Friday, October 10, 2014 at the World Famous Commerce Casino (Commerce, CA).

A Driving Force in MMA During This Month of Awareness

BAMMA USA’s intention is to bring further awareness to its hundreds of fans inside the venue for Badbeat 13 and to its thousands of fans watching worldwide on the MMA promotion’s live internet PPV stream. “We all know of someone who has been affected by cancer”, stated BAMMA USA CEO Brett Roberts,” a couple of our fighters and staff have lost loved ones to cancer. Additionally, one of our BAMMA USA (fighter) alumnus is a cancer survivor. The national month-long awareness campaign reminds women to get checked, since it is my understanding that early detection plays a key role in beating the disease, we wanted to do our part in potentially saving someone’s life. With the platform we have and the number of people we reach at each of our shows, we want to be the driving force in MMA during this month of awareness.”

BAMMA USA’s “Pink” Features Bring Awareness to Badbeat 13

According to The American Cancer Society, “the pink ribbon has become a powerful symbol to increase awareness about breast cancer. During Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October and throughout the year—people wear pink ribbons to honor survivors, remember those lost to the disease, and to support the progress we are making together to defeat breast cancer.“

“Pink” features at Badbeat 13 include:

• All BAMMA USA personnel will wear pink ribbons
• Referees and cutmen will wear pink wristbands
• The signage above the entrance door to the BAMMA USA cage will have a pink background
• Signage on the BAMMA USA website will display either a pink ribbon or a pink accent
• BAMMA USA Signage during the live broadcast will display either a pink ribbon or a pink accent
• ‘Badbeat 13’ VIP, Staff and Press Credentials will display a pink ribbon on the backside of the badges.

Be First Clothing “Pink Ribbon” Merchandise Proceeds to Benefit Breast Cancer Charity

Badbeat 13 sponsor Be First Clothing will have special limited edition ‘pink ribbon’ merchandise for sale at their booth on Friday, October 10th, inside the ballroom of the Commerce Casino. Proceeds from the ‘Pink Ribbon’ items will go to the City of Hope.

About Be First Clothing

The Be First Clothing Company began as the fulfillment of a promise made between two siblings. When the brother, Eric, passed away in May 2012, the sister, Ace, finalized the plans they shared to start a clothing company together, that targeted the combat sports community and specifically, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). As a black belt, Eric was to find talented fighters to wear the clothing that Ace would design. The knowledge that Eric passed on to Ace about combat sports is the basis that she will use to make her company a success. The foundation for Ace’s drive to succeed comes from her 4 children and her fiancée. The company’s unique motto exemplifies not only its mission statement but also the determination that most successful fighters display. “Be First to Stand Up, Be First to Strike and Be First to Finish.” For more information, visit the company website at

The Following Information Was Gathered From The American Cancer Society’s Webpage
Thanks to improvements in cancer treatment and early detection, millions of women are surviving breast cancer today.

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women, except for skin cancers. About 1 in 8 (12%) women in the US will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime.

The American Cancer Society’s most recent estimates for breast cancer in the United States are for 2012:
• About 226,870 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women.
• About 63,300 new cases of carcinoma in situ (CIS) will be diagnosed (CIS is non-invasive and is the earliest form of breast cancer).
• About 39,510 women will die from breast cancer

After increasing for more than 2 decades, female breast cancer incidence rates began decreasing in 2000, then dropping by about 7% from 2002 to 2003. This large decrease was thought to be due to the decline in use of hormone therapy after menopause that occurred after the results of the Women’s Health Initiative were published in 2002. This study linked the use of hormone therapy to an increased risk of breast cancer and heart diseases. Incidence rates have been stable since 2004.

Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, exceeded only by lung cancer. The chance that breast cancer will be responsible for a woman’s death is about 1 in 36 (about 3%). Death rates from breast cancer have been declining since about 1990, with larger decreases in women younger than 50. These decreases are believed to be the result of earlier detection through screening and increased awareness, as well as improved treatment.

At this time there are more than 2.9 million breast cancer survivors in the United States. (This includes women still being treated and those who have completed treatment.)
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Badbeat 13 Presented by Budweiser

Friday, October 10, 2014

Inside The Ballroom at The Commerce Casino

6131 Telegraph Rd, Commerce, CA 90040

Doors open at 6PM; Fights start at 7PM

Tickets $60-80-100-120; VIP $130-150; VIP Tables Available

For tickets and additional info call (714) 912-8822

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