The Lewis Mills High School Girls’ Volleyball Team came together for a very special cause – to help raise awareness and money for the Charlotte Hungerford Hospital’s Pink Rose Breast Cancer Fund. The fund assists women that are undergoing treatment and also provides funds to help women that can’t afford the cost of breast screening and diagnostic services.
The team raised the money through donations and they held a bake sale and a raffle.
“The overwhelming support and generosity we have received from the volleyball team and their supporters at Lewis Mills is so gratifying to all of us. Their donation will directly help women access lifesaving early detection services and provide funds to purchase post-surgical garments and wigs that make breast cancer recovery easier.” said Leslie Handelman, R.N, the CHH Breast Cancer Nurse Navigator.
The Pink Rose Program is supported by a grant from Susan G. Komen for the Cure, CT, and local fundraising events. It was established in 1998 to provide free mammograms and other diagnostic services to women in our region who are uninsured or underinsured. The purpose of the program is to ensure that ALL women in our community have access to regular mammograms. Early detection through mammography has been found to be the safest and most effective way of finding breast cancer in its earliest and most treatable stages.