Ohio High School Sports Teams Raise Money for Breast Cancer

Young breast cancer warriors shed the light on breast cancer awareness

Students from various Ohio Valley High schools are gearing up for the upcoming Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. They are teaming up with the Susan G. Komen Foundation and asking fans to wear pink in support of their cause.

Sport events are the perfect venue to raise awareness as they invite fans of all ages. A grass root initiative such as these events means more people from the community can be saved. Aside from asking their fans to wear pink during the games, teams will also sell other ‘Pink Out’ paraphernalia to raise money.

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On October 13, South Gallia will face Wahama High School in a ‘Pink Out’ home game. The Falcons and the Rebels are determined to give their fans a game to remember.

Survivors will be given a special honor during half-time. They will be recognized and given special gift bags as a sign of the crowd’s admiration and support.

Survivors at the game will be honored and introduced as the highlight of the evening.

Members of the SG NHS have also put together special gift bags for survivors. The students were inspired by the women in their school that have battled breast cancer.  In addition, a number of students from the participating schools have been directly or indirectly affected by the disease.

Gallia, along with Meigs and Mason County High Schools are also participating in Volley for the Cure. Also hosted by the Susan G. Komen Foundation, the events will be held in the fall to raise money to fund vital breast cancer research.

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Spectators can enjoy bake sales, raffle draws, games and specially priced pink t-shirts during the games.  In support of the cause, the teams will also wear special pink uniforms.

Wahama Volleyball Coach Matt Vanmeter appreciates the girls’ initiative to help survivors.  “Unfortunately there is always somebody in our community suffering from cancer,” he said in an interview.

The proximity of their communities to this disease is what makes events like these so relevant to the participating teams. Once again, taking awareness to the grassroots level is a crucial step in finally winning the battle against cancer.

Good luck to all participating teams!

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