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Volleyball Players ‘Think Pink’ in Susan G. Komen Fundraiser

susan koman cure 300LEXINGTON, Ky. (9/21/13)— The volleyball teams at Tates Creek and Morton middle schools have donated $1,000 to Susan G. Komen Lexington for breast cancer prevention, treatment and research. The players sold about 400 “Think Pink” T-shirts during this fall’s fundraiser, which culminated with their Sept. 18 “Dig for a Cure” match.

“I really want my girls to not only feel good about raising money for the cause but gain the confidence that they can stand up for a cause and be creative in doing it,” said Tates Creek coach Sara King, who coordinated the effort with Morton coach Rubin Jones. “In some way or form, everybody’s affected by cancer. I want them to come together to see what they can do to give back.”

“Volleyball and sports in general can be used for so much more. You just have to go beyond the court to make the difference,” added King, whose team partnered with Lexington Traditional Magnet School and Crawford Middle the past two years.

Tates Creek eighth-graders echoed the impact of their annual community service project. Several mentioned having family members with breast cancer, including one whose grandmother passed away. Rebekah George and her teammates hope that raising awareness will also help raise more funds to find a cure.

Jennifer Bricking, executive director of the Lexington affiliate, noted that the money stays local. Three-quarters of donations assist with screening, treatment, education and patient services such as wigs, while the rest goes toward research.

“It starts early,” Bricking said of the middle schools’ efforts. “With them chipping in, it shows our young people can truly make a difference. Whether it’s getting the information out there or raising money, it’s all for a great cause. We appreciate it all.”

Save the date - Sept. 30: Free breast-cancer screenings will be available in a mobile mammography unit parked outside WKYT at 2851 Winchester Road. Call 859-655-7400 to reserve a time slot between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.

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