Breast cancer survivors Jen Anderson and her mother, Roz Mathie, have both battled breast cancer and both underwent double mastectomies last summer. Anderson, a former Lakota West volleyball player and coach, was honored at last year’s Volley for a Cure. Read her story and, yes, she is still blogging. Photo taken by Adam Kiefaber on Sept. 7, 2012 in Mathie’s backyard in West Chester.
The Lakota West girls’ volleyball team will be hosting Mason High School in their annual Volley for the Cure event at Lakota West High School on Thursday, Sept. 5.
Over the past six years, the Lakota West girls’ volleyball program has raised more than $50,000 and sold more than 11,000 t-shirts for the Susan G. Komen foundation.
In addition to volleyball, there will be games with prizes, split the pot, silent auctions, raffles, mystery boxes, give-aways, a quilt raffle, as well as food and drink from local vendors. Matches begin with the freshman team playing at 4:30, J.V. at 5:30, a faculty “fun” match at 6:30, and varsity at 7:30 p.m.
During the event, the Atrium Medical Center will be on hand to answer questions and provide materials to educate and raise awareness to the fight against breast cancer.
New to this year’s event will be the addition of the Mercy Health mobile mammography van. The van will be located in front of Lakota West High School from 2 to 7:00 p.m. Call 513-686-3300 to schedule a mammogram, which only takes about 15 minutes.
The teams will be honoring those affected by breast cancer by placing their names on the “Wall of Honor” on Main Street. Survivors and families of those who have passed due to breast cancer are invited to attend. If you or someone you know has been affected by breast cancer and would like to attend, please contact Bethany Dunn at firstname.lastname@example.org for complimentary tickets and a free Volley for the Cure t-shirt.
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