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Last week (September 28-October 3, 2013) the Girls Varsity Volleyball Team, the Lady Bengals, from Brashier Middle College raised $3,190.47 for The Side-Out Foundation ($2,400.00) and The Cancer Survivor’s Park ($790.47) in downtown Greenville, SC. Their goal was $2,000.00. They were able to raise this money by holding a “pink” bake sale, selling “pink” cotton candy, having a wear “pink” buyout day, and holding a “Dig Pink” volleyball game against Greer Middle College on Thursday, October 3, 2013. During the “Dig Pink” game hot dog and hamburger plates (provided by Mojo’s) were sold, a silent auction (items donated by local merchants), and raffle (items donated by local merchants) were also a part of the night’s festivities.
The desire to support this cause came from the fact that Deb Osborne, Brashier Middle College Athletic Director, is a four-year breast cancer survivor, who valiantly works for breast cancer education and early detection, and also because several of our Brashier family have been affected by this disease, which strikes women and men, and does not discriminate between age or race.
Brashier Middle College requires 200 community service hours of all students prior to graduation, and stress the importance of giving back to the community we live in. The girls were supported by their families, faculty and staff of Brashier Middle College, business owners, and Jeff Buxton owner of the BCA (Breast Cancer Awareness) Mud Truck, which was on display during the “Dig Pink” game.
The Side-Out Foundation is a foundation which funds Stage 4 Breast Cancer Research. You may read more and make a donation to their foundation at http://www.side-out.org.
The Cancer Survivor’s Park: What is now an overgrown patch of land below the Chamber of Commerce between Falls Park and Cleveland Park in downtown Greenville will soon become a unique three-acre Cancer Survivors Park. The purpose of the park is to remind everyone that even cancer cannot keep us from living life fully and focusing on what is of value in our lives. The Cancer Survivors Park is designed to provide hope and inspiration to anyone touched by cancer - living survivors, caregivers & family members or anyone who's lost a loved one to the disease. “More than a beautiful park, the CSP has been designed to blend meditative spaces, inspirational sculpture and cutting edge technology to inspire every person who visits the Park to live each moment to its fullest and to become actively involved in healing”, says co-founder Diane Gluck. She adds, “By bringing education, art and support programs out into the community, we hope to re-integrate survivorship into the on-going fabric of life.” Park construction is scheduled to begin this fall. To learn more visit http://www.cancersurvivorspark.org
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