One in Eight – Local schools ‘Volley for a Cure’
Bethany High School hosted a volleyball match against Goshen High School on Tuesday, October 2. Both teams’ preparation for the event included a few different drills than the normal groundwork laid in anticipation for an opponent. Bethany held bake sales and sold T-shirts, while all game admission proceeds were donated for one cause – to Volley for a Cure. Monetary efforts were given to Goshen Health Foundation in the fight against breast cancer.
“Events where the youth in our community take the initiative to raise funds for breast cancer patients whom they don’t even know, are always humbling,” says Dr. Laura Morris, Breast Surgical Oncologist and Director of Goshen Women’s Health Center. “I am grateful to be a part of local efforts that matter to our local community.”
"Volley for a Cure helps raise awareness for a disease many still battle every year, every day, every minute of their lives. Funding to continue the research and development for a cure is vital to someday reducing the number of women and men effected,” says Jim Caskey, VP of Goshen Health Foundation. “We are fortunate to live in a community that not only understands this commitment, but is willing to help support finding a cure.”
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and to raise awareness, both teams wore pink jerseys or black uniforms bearing vibrant pink lettering. Their main message was “One in Eight” – the number of women who will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.
The combined schools’ donation to Goshen Health Foundation totaled over $800.
Photo caption: Bethany and Goshen High School girls’ volleyball team, prior to the match on Tuesday evening, with Dr. Laura Morris, Breast Surgical Oncologist and Lindsey Mason, Goshen Health Foundation