Ponderosa to host ‘DIG PINK’ event
According to the American Cancer Society, there are about 230,480 new cases of invasive breast cancer in women, about 57,650 new cases of carcinoma and about 39,520 deaths from breast cancer each year. Other than skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States and is second behind lung cancer as the cause of cancer death in women.
Knowing those facts, the Ponderosa High volleyball program is hosting the third annual “DIG PINK” Breast Cancer Awareness volleyball match Tuesday, Oct. 4, when Oak Ridge visits for a first-round Delta River League match.The freshman, junior varsity and varsity teams will wear tye-dye warm-up shirts and “pink out” during pregame warm ups.
The Ponderosa campus and both gyms will be decorated throughout the week. The Bruin team team will lead lunchtime activities including a Hot Pink Manicure fundraiser Monday and line dancing with the football team Tuesday in the quad.
Prior to Tuesday’s varsity match local breast cancer suvivor, Judy Pickett, will speak and the varsity players will give a pink carnation to a loved one.
To help raise funds to combat this deadly disease, Ponderosa’s foods and nutrition class will donate pink goodies for a bake sale fundraiser during the match and the volleyball team will take donations throughout the month of October.
The main goal is to raise awareness about breast cancer and breast cancer prevention. Information related to both will be read on campus throughout the week.
The Lady Bruins ask that those who attend wear something pink and donate to the pink tubes that will circulate the bleachers. All money raised will go to local breast cancer victims and their families.
The first match begins at 4:30 p.m.