Athletes raise awareness about breast cancer

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month. Organizations across the nation devote time and talent towards fundraising for the cause and locally, many CFHS athletes participate in raising awareness.

At the Oct. 16 volleyball home game, all members of the team wore pink socks and pink ribbons. They also went above and beyond  and sold breast cancer awareness shirts glaring the phrase “Killin’ it for cancer”. All the proceeds went towards the breast cancer cause. The game was played with a pink and black ball.

“The night was successful because everyone wore pink and even the student section supported by having a pink-out,” said senior volleyball player Hannah Berregaard.

For some people, the breast cancer awareness night hit on a personal level.

“My grandma had breast cancer so I was happy to have the pink night. I think it is a great cause to support and I love doing what I can to raise awareness,” said senior Courtney Ronan.

At the District meet on Oct. 18, the women’s cross country did their part by wearing pink headbands and pink shoelaces, racing to a 2nd place finish. Some football players even join in by sporting pink gloves, socks or wraps.

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