GOSHEN, Ind. – The Fairfield High School volleyball team played for a noble cause last month, with a supportive audience of 500 surrounding the court. The school organized a fundraiser, “Pink Out!” to promote breast cancer awareness, specifically benefiting the HeartStrings Sisters program at Goshen Health.
The HeartStrings Sisters are sponsored by Goshen Retreat Women’s Health Center and Goshen Center for Cancer Care. They offer a unique kind of support for women with breast cancer. When a woman is first diagnosed, she can speak with a HeartStrings Sister – a breast cancer survivor who understands her needs and emotions. Financial assistance is also provided for screening mammograms for income-eligible, medically underserved women in our community.
“This contribution will help facilitate the screenings that are so vital in early detection. We appreciate the generosity of our community in supporting the volleyball team to raise funds that have an impact on the women we serve,” said Dr. Fiona Denham, a fellowship-trained, breast surgical oncologist and newest member of the Center for Cancer Care’s integrative team. The check was presented to Dr. Denham and the Goshen Health Foundation at Fairfield’s fall sports banquet on November 2.