Field hockey team fundraises for breast cancer awareness

Field hockey team fundraises for breast cancer awareness
North Middle Girls Field Hockey team’s bake sale raised money for breast cancer awareness. (Photo courtesy of the Great Neck Public Schools)

The North Middle School Girls Field Hockey team recently held their first annual “Pink Game” to raise awareness for breast cancer, where team members decorated the field in pink with pink posters and held a bake sale that raised over $150 for the school’s Relay For Life program.

North Middle holds Relay For Life fundraisers throughout the year, culminating with the Relay Field Day held in June.

Stephanie Oddo, the field hockey team coach, said some past Relay for Life events included the Wear Pink Campaign, collecting coloring books and crayons for Cohen Children’s Medical Center, and grade-level Penny Wars. Some events also included raffle baskets with community-donated items.

Plans are also underway, Ms. Oddo said, for the school’s first Pancake Breakfast at Applebee’s in New Hyde Park, as well as for other events and activities.

Relay For Life, a community based fundraising event of the American Cancer Society, raises funds to improve cancer survival, decrease the incidence of cancer, and improve the quality of life for cancer patients and their caretakers.

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