Breast Cancer Awareness: Volleyball Digs Pink; SPD sporting & selling Pink Patches

Above: National campaigns for Breast Cancer Awareness month are getting local assistance.

A promotion by volleyball players reminded me that I should remind you about another group’s “Pink” campaign in swing this fall.

Dig Pink

Girls Volleyball teams from Assabet Valley and Algonquin Regional are each participating in the “Dig Pink” Campaign to raise awareness and funds for Breast Cancer research.

Algonquin’s dedicated game is coming up tomorrow. I don’t have any details on that one, except for the game info – 5:15 pm at Algonquin vs Marlborough High, Friday October 5th. (In 2016, the school’s paper the Harbinger reported that the team successfully raised $1,200 through their Dig Pink fundraiser. But I couldn’t find promotions for this year.)

Aztecs Dig Pink flyer 2018
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But AVRTHS is promoting next Tuesday’s fundraiser for the national Side-Out campaign. You can click on the Aztec’s flyer right to enlarge. Below are details summed up by the Community Advocate:

“Dig Pink!” as the Assabet Valley Regional Technical (AVRTHS) Aztec Volleyball team holds a breast cancer awareness benefit game Tuesday, Oct. 9, starting at 5 p.m., in the gym at AVRTHS, 215 Fitchburg St., Marlborough. The Aztecs will be playing against Bay Path High School. The event also includes a 50/50 raffle and a bake sale.

Admission is $3, with $1 off if you wear pink! All proceeds and donations will go to the Side-Out Breast Cancer Foundation.

Pink Patches

The Southborough Police Department is also raising awareness and funds for research this month. Funds they raise will go to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.

As I previewed in August, it’s the reason you’ll see officers sporting pink patches around town this fall:

Pink SPD patch (from Facebook)The Southborough Police Department, in conjunction with MassCop Local #167, is proud to announce our participation in the Pink Patch Project this year. The Pink Patch Project is a collaborative awareness campaign between many police departments throughout the country. The goal is to help raise money and bring awareness to the fight against breast cancer and to support breast cancer research. . .

Throughout the month of October, those living in and traveling through town will notice that members of the S.P.D. will be replacing the normal patches on their uniform with a new pink version of the patch. This will be done to support those fighting and researching the disease, as well as in memory of those who have lost the battle.

The statement includes news that the special patches are also still available for sale for $10 each through the end of this month. For more details, read the full release here.

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