The North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) volleyball team will host its 7th Annual Think Pink night on Thursday, October 29, 2015. The Trojans will host the Waldorf Junior Varsity team at 7:00 p.m. Admission is $5.00 (free for cancer survivors).
The Think Pink match is an annual fundraising event associated with raising money for breast cancer awareness. All of the proceeds will stay local and will be donated to Mercy-North Iowa and used for Breast Health (a department of Mercy Medical Center of North Iowa) to provide support, testing, and other needed services to their patients.
“This is a very exciting time of year for our volleyball program as we are in the heart of our season, but it is also the time we get to start Thinking Pink!” said Chris Brandt, head volleyball coach. “Our event provides a wonderful opportunity for our players to get involved in breast cancer awareness, education and at the same time provide an exciting volleyball match for the community. We are also eager to be playing another North Iowa team for the event and hope that playing Waldorf will spark additional interest in our fundraising efforts.”
The community can support this cause in several ways:
• Attend the volleyball Match
• Purchase a Wall of Support card for $1.00 per card. Cards will be displayed in the gym during our Think Pink event.
• Purchase or participate in any of the activities the night of our event. Any remaining t-shirts or socks will be sold at the door of the match. The NIACC Nursing Department will be sponsoring the activities at the match to educate people on breast cancer and will sell pink-themed treats, such as cupcakes and cookies.
“We are also very happy to remain a partner with Mercy – North Iowa so that our funds stay local and we can continue to help spread the message that mammograms save lives,” Brandt said. “Our mission is to raise awareness for breast cancer but it also serves as a way to get our young adults involved in the world and to find a larger purpose once they leave NIACC.”
For more information, the public may contact Chris Brandt, NIACC Volleyball Head Coach at 641-422-4373 or by email at email@example.com. Find complete details on our athletic website: www.niacctrojans.com.
The 2015 Think Pink major sponsors are Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa and Cornish Family Chiropractic. Additional sponsors include Central Park Dentistry, Dr. Korthals & Associates, and Mason City All Risk Insurance.
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