York College Women’s Volleyball to Hold “Pink Day” to Raise Breast Cancer Awareness

York's Women Volleyball team will hold “Pink Day” in an effort to help raise breast cancer awareness. York's Women Volleyball will also play against College of Staten Island. (Game Starts at 7pm)
When Oct 21, 2008
from 05:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Where York College Gymnasium
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Contact Phone 718-262-5101
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During timeouts and in breaks in the action, the college will announce factual information about breast cancer to help bring awareness to fans, student-athletes, and faculty. 

Health educators will also be on hand to provide giveaways and information pamphlets about Breast Cancer. There  will also be a question and answer session before the match. 

 “I lost my sister to breast cancer last year,” said head women’s volleyball coach Andre M. Titus, Jr.  “Both coach [Tracey] Marshall and I have family members who were diagnosed, treated, and survived the illness.  So a few years ago, the women's softball team did a simple pink wristband handout after a game. It was touching, but what made it so meaningful was each young ladies acknowledgement: that this was a deadly, but treatable and curable disease with early detection.”

 “Since the month of October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the women's volleyball team has decided to go one step further,” added Titus.  “We want to reach out and educate as many people as possible. We have a great fan base and we believe that this is one way to give something back.” 

During timeouts and in breaks in the action, the college will announce factual information about breast cancer to help bring awareness to fans, student-athletes, and faculty. 

Health educators will also be on hand to provide giveaways and information pamphlets about Breast Cancer. There  will also be a question and answer session before the match. 

 “I lost my sister to breast cancer last year,” said head women’s volleyball coach Andre M. Titus, Jr.  “Both coach [Tracey] Marshall and I have family members who were diagnosed, treated, and survived the illness.  So a few years ago, the women's softball team did a simple pink wristband handout after a game. It was touching, but what made it so meaningful was each young ladies acknowledgement: that this was a deadly, but treatable and curable disease with early detection.”

 “Since the month of October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the women's volleyball team has decided to go one step further,” added Titus.  “We want to reach out and educate as many people as possible. We have a great fan base and we believe that this is one way to give something back.”  

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