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Pink-Out raises $1,700 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Holyoke Enterprise   
Tuesday, 22 November 2011 15:03

More than $1,700 was netted by the Holyoke High School volleyball team in its Pink-Out promotion Oct. 20 during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

This year’s funds were given to Melissa Memorial Hospital Foundation to encourage women who can’t afford mammograms to apply for funding for these crucial breast cancer detection exams.

Senior volleyball player Erin Lebsack and her mom, Brenda, coordinated the fund raiser and were pleased to donate the money locally.

Funds were raised from T-shirt sales, drawing ticket sales, donations, silent auction and pledges for kills and aces during the volleyball game with Haxtun that night.

The team was especially pleased with the community support shown as spectators donned their pink in support of the breast cancer awareness and fund raiser project.

Prior to introductions in the varsity volleyball game, breast cancer survivors joined the team on the floor for special recognition for their survivor status.

Holyoke Enterprise November 24, 2011