Thousands of volleyball teams from around the country recently joined forces against breast cancer, among them: Naperville Central High School.
It was all part of the Side-Out Foundation’s Dig Pink National Breast Cancer Awareness Rally.
For the sixth consecutive year, the Redhawks hosted Wheaton Warrenville South to help raise awareness.
The varsity girls honored people they personally knew fighting cancer, putting their names on the back of the jerseys.
Three current cancer survivors, Maria Leibold, Lorrie Brenneman, and Kayla Redig all shared their personal stories with the crowd and stressed how important home testing is.
Funds were raised throughout the night through admission, a bake sale, raffles, silent auction, and the sale of “Dig Pink” shirts. All proceeds went to the Side-Out Foundation, who then allots them to various organizations serving breast cancer patients.
Coach Jeff Danbom is glad is players are getting the information that could be vital to their health.
“As disciplined as you can be, you know your body best. If you find something, you don’t have to be ashamed of anything. You need to seek out the medical attention you might need so that way treatment can be sought and you can prolong your life even further.”
For more information, visit side-out.org.
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