Cypress Falls volleyball team raises funds for breast cancer patients
The Cypress Falls High School volleyball team presented a check worth $3,520 to The Rose – Houston on Tuesday in the school gymnasium. The proceeds raised during a Dig Pink! game in October will help provide free mammograms to underprivileged women in the Houston area.
Dec. 12, 2012—The Cypress Falls High School volleyball team raised $3,520 to help fight breast cancer during a Dig Pink! joint fund raising event with Cypress Creek High School this fall, and on Tuesday presented a check to representatives from The Rose – Houston.
During the Oct. 19 volleyball match at Cypress Falls, volleyball players raised money through t-shirt sales, concessions, private and general donations and sales of commemorative volleyballs in memory of a survivor or victim of breast cancer.
“This year we had a short amount of time in which to get ready for our Breast Cancer Awareness match, and I am so proud of how hard the girls worked to make it a successful night,” said assistant volleyball coach and event organizer Pam McRae. “Cy Creek joined us the night of the match in helping with donations as well. I was really excited to see our younger athletes get excited about helping to raise money for The Rose, and I can not wait to see what we can do next year.”
The 2012 event, combined with money raised from Cypress Falls’ 2010 and 2011 Dig Pink! games, amounted to about $11,500 donated to The Rose in a three-year period. Representatives Andrea Parks Van Dyke and Nancy Aguero accepted the 2012 contribution from Cypress Falls on Tuesday.
The Rose is the Houston area’s leading 501(c)(3) non-profit breast cancer organization, providing mammography screening, diagnosis, access to treatment and support to all women regardless of their ability to pay.
The money raised by Cypress Falls and Cypress Creek will allow The Rose to provide free mammograms to approximately 36 underprivileged women in the Houston area.
“I’m always amazed every year by how much effort the girls put into it. They really make waves throughout campus and community,” said head volleyball coach Kathy Stephenson. “To provide that much funding is really amazing, and to allow women to have these mammograms – it’s great for them to be a part of such a great charitable effort.”