Raise Awareness About Breast Cancer Detection
The Calais Lady Blue Devils will host the Pink Zone game against the Woodland Lady Dragons on Saturday, February 4 sponsored by Calais Community Hospital to raise awareness about breast cancer screenings.
For this one night fans are asked to drop their team colors and unite together by wearing pink to the game. As in years past, the Pink Zone is also supported by PCT Communications. Breast Cancer Awareness information and promotional items will be available at the game. And one lucky fan will have a try at making a putt across the gym floor for a cash prize during the Pink Zone Putt at half time. During the event Calais Lady Blue Devils Coach, Sean Cavanaugh, will display a photo of his mother – to represent the fans that are missing. Fans who have lost a loved one to cancer are invited to bring a picture to add to the wall display. “We are hoping it will allow people to see the effects of cancer and give us a chance to talk about early detection for breast cancer and the fact it can save lives,” explains Coach Cavanaugh.
Early detection and educating yourself about breast cancer can be two of the best possible “medicines” toward fighting the disease. Women in their 20’s and 30’s should have clinical breast exams at least every 3 years. Screening mammograms should begin at the age of 40. Remember, once is not enough – the key to mammography screening is that it be done routinely each year. The Pink Zone Game is a great opportunity for attendees to come together and unite as one community to raise awareness, remember those touched by breast cancer and celebrate the many survivors.