The Lewis Mills High School Girls’ Volleyball Team came together for a very special cause to help raise awareness and funds for the Charlotte Hungerford Hospital’s (CHH) Pink Rose Breast Cancer Fund. Members of the team all pitched in and helped raise $1,335 in donations at one of their regular season home games last fall.
Team Captains Katherine Butwill and Anna Szymanski recently presented the donation to members of the Charlotte Hungerford Hospital’s Women’s Early Detection Program staff Damaris Sierra and Tammy Rouleau. 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 Tammy Rouleau, CHH Breast Cancer Nurse Navigator.
The Pink Rose Program is supported by Charlotte Hungerford Hospital and local fundraising events. It 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.
For more information about the Breast Cancer Early Detection Program call 860 496 6819.