By: Lucinda Held-Faulhaber
THE VILLAGE REPORTER
Edon Lady Bombers set off Breast Cancer Awareness Month when they hosted the Lady Eagles from Fayette in a special Volley for the Cure regular-season match. Intended to promote breast cancer education and to increase its awareness among high school students, staff and community, the event also helped raise funds for cancer research.
Fans donning pink Volley for the Cure 2014 ~ Pass.Set.Cure tee shirts came out to support the team’s efforts. Through its 50/50 Raffle, auction, free-will-offering bake sale, one-dollar donation from each paid admission and shirt sales, the EHS volleyball team raised over eight hundred dollars for the Northwest Ohio Susan G. Komen® Affiliate.
Since 2006 when two friends first collaborated to bring awareness to breast cancer, over forty thousand volleyball players have participated in Volley for the Cure. Last season, more than two hundred Ohio high schools joined in Volley for the Cure matches and raised over $260,000. To date, players nationwide have surpassed the two-million dollar mark in their efforts to support local Susan G. Komen® Affiliates.
Each match played, each dollar donated gets the non-profit organization one step closer to its vision: a world without breast cancer.
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