DAR Volleyball Team Goes Pink for a Cause

GUNTERSVILLE, ALABAMA - September 23, 2010 - If you walked into the Burkey Center on the campus of DAR high school this past Tuesday night, the first thing you were sure to notice was a sea of pink. The volleyball team wore special pink jerseys, pink ribbons lined the walls of the gymnasium and everyone - men and women alike – were decked out in their finest pink to support the "Think Pink Volleyball" game.

Lori Jones, the DAR varsity volleyball coach, says, "The girls really wanted to do something for breast cancer awareness month. When we saw Marshall Medical Centers was already doing a Pink Pumpkin fundraiser to benefit people in our community, they thought it would be a great opportunity and cause to contribute to."

The middle school, junior varsity and varsity volleyball team raised almost $1,500 by selling pink honorarium cards and pink t-shirts over the course of just one week to support the Mammography Assistance Program at Marshall Medical Center North and the Look Good…Feel Better Program at Marshall Medical Center South. Both programs support women in Marshall County who encounter breast cancer. Between games, players held a special presentation at mid court to recognize their friends and family members who are fighting or have fought the battle against Breast Cancer.

"I was honestly overwhelmed when I got to the gym and saw all that pink. And then again when I was presented with the check," says Andrea Oliver, Foundation Director. "Not only does DAR have a great group of athletes, but they have a great group of young philanthropists to be proud of. I hope we will see many more 'Think Pink' volleyball games in Marshall County in the future."

For more information contact Marshall Medical Center's Marketing Department at 256.571.8925

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