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 (CHH) Pink Rose Breast Cancer Fund. Members of the team all pitched in and helped raise $740 in donations during their regular season home games.
Team Co-Captains Samantha Furst and Haley Tharau presented the donation check to members of the Charlotte Hungerford Hospital’s Women’s Early Detection Program staff Leslie Handelman, R.N., and Rosa Hilario. The Pink Rose 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 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 was established at CHH 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.
(L to right) Co-Captains Samantha Furst and Haley Tharau of the Lewis S. Mills Girls Volleyball Team present a $740 check to CHH Leslie Handelman and Rosa Hilario of the CHH Women’s Early Detection Program.