The girls volleyball programs at Naperville Central High School and Wheaton Warrenville South recently teamed up for Dig Pink, an evening of breast cancer awareness, fundraising, guest speakers, and of course, some great volleyball games. Each one of the girls wore a jersey with the name of a family member or friend who has been impacted by cancer.
They raised $36,000 for breast cancer research this year. Over the six years that they’ve held this annual event, the two teams have brought in a little over $180,000.
Before the final game of the evening both varsity teams lined up, standing side-by-side, while breast cancer survivors shared their stories and thoughts with the crowd. It was a powerful and inspirational evening for everyone. Congratulations to the schools for putting together this wonderful program– especially the teams and their supportive families. Plus, I was happy that so many of the local businesses got onboard to help out and make donations. It’s great to see what can happen when a community gets together to help fight something that affects so many people.