Spiking breast cancer
by Bob Brownne
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Dig Pink
West  High senior Megan Toon (left) and sophomore Sarah Weaver run onto the court wearing their pink uniforms for a Dig Pink fundraiser volleyball match against St. Mary’s High on Tuesday, Oct. 8, at Steve Thornton Gymnasium.  Glenn Moore/Tracy Press
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West High’s volleyball team traded its usual blue-and-gold Wolf Pack jerseys for bright pink on Tuesday, Oct. 8, in support of October being National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

"Every year we want to give back to something, and we always choose breast cancer," said senior Megan Toon.

The varsity, sophomore and freshman teams raise money on campus through "Dig Pink," an effort that includes sales of pink wristbands and headbands and donation of admission fees from Tuesday’s game to the nationwide Side Out Foundation.

The Side Out Foundation gets support from volleyball teams across the U.S. all through October and in 2012 raised $1.1 million for cancer research with the help of nearly 1,100 teams.

"We’re actually raising money all month, but this is the one big game where we try to get everybody out here to raise money," Toon said.

Contact Bob Brownne at 830-4227 or brownne@tracypress.com.

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