Marist Volleyball Spikes Pink!
Marist Women’s Volleyball played a pink game in honor of breast cancer awareness month and the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation on Sunday against Fairfield.
“The team wore pink jerseys and socks and we disseminated information about Miles of Hope and the services they provide for everyone in our area who is affected by breast cancer,” said Coach Laura Amundson.
“One of our goals at Miles of Hope is to educate everyone on the importance of good nutrition and exercise to reduce cancer risk. We organize 6 major women’s sporting events annually to help women get off the bench or bleachers or sidelines and participate in Hoops for Hope, Goals for Hope, Hits for Hope, the Family Fun Run, Dragon Boat Races and the Community Walk for Breast Cancer. All levels are represented at every event so everyone can join in and get exercise while having fun!”
Ms. Forood further explained: “The risk of getting breast cancer increases with age. Approximately 77% of women with breast cancer are over the age of 50 at the time of diagnosis.We encourage our core population of post-menopausal women to use one of our events as incentive to get into shape and improve their overall health not just to reduce cancer risk, but risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes as well,” Ms. Forood stated.