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Friday, October 23, 2015

Coudersport Girls’ Volleyball Team Fights to Beat Breast Cancer 2015 Dig Pink

The Coudersport High School girls’ volleyball team hosted a 2015 “Dig Pink Event” on October 21. They also conducted fund raising efforts throughout the month of October for the Cole Foundation to benefit the Patterson Cancer Center’s patients plus, the School Superintendent Alanna Huck once again matched the dollar amount raised this year by the volleyball team. In addition, 50/50 raffle winner George Dubots kindly donated back the prize money for this cause.

Although October is the month that we bring awareness to this cancer, it is a cancer that is waging war on men and women each and every day. One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. It is the most diagnosed cancer for women with approximately 220,000 new cases each year in the United States alone. It is the second leading cause of death among women with over 40,000 women succumbing to this monster each year. It is also important to note that approximately 2,200 men are diagnosed each year with breast cancer. Through generous donations like these, someday there may be a cure for this disease.

We most often hear of the battles lost to breast cancer however for the last two years the donations made by Mrs. Huck have been in honor of a survivor. This year, they recognized one of their own who has fought the battle and has come out a winner. The matching donation this year will be made in honor of Mrs. Amy Bradley who has worked in the Coudersport Area School District for the past 12 years as a special education teacher and now as a special education supervisor. Amy was diagnosed with breast cancer last November and has endured surgeries and chemotherapy to beat cancer.

According to Mrs. Huck, Amy remained up-beat and positive during the entire fight and came to work each and every day while fighting the disease. Not only was Amy committed to fighting the cancer, she remained committed to her job as a special education supervisor. “Cancer is a disease that takes away your dignity and Amy showed cancer that it was not stronger than she was in her fight. She may have lost her hair, lost some of the spring in her step but she never lost the reason that she was fighting. The reason to live.”

In addition to dedicating the volleyball game to Mrs. Amy Bradley, they paused to remember those who are fighting and those who have lost the battle. The total amount to be given to the Cole Foundation for the 2015 Dig Pink Event is $1,524.00.

Team Coach Patty Wilson stated, “I believe this is the most the girls raised for Breast Cancer Awareness. It just overwhelms me sometimes how generous people can be and Alanna’s continued support is just AWESOME!”

For more information about cancer services or donations for local patients, please call 814-274-5520.


2 comments :

Anonymous said...


Good job Girls... I have a question WHY breast cancer AWARENESS WHO in this world is NOT "aware" of this disease???.. In my opinion the money should go to help the Ladies dealing with this and the expenses of Doctor-Hospital-and treatment visits and other costs while trying to beat this awful disease...

Leo said...

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