By Jane Aronds
Every year cheers erupt from both sides as the ball sails over the net. A sea of pink fills the gymnasium. Excitement and pride are palpable. Decked out in pink, the WHS volleyball team will face off tonight against Watchung Hills as they dig their way to find a cure.
Since 2008, the volleyball team has held Pink Out during October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, to raise money to find a cure.
Funds will be raised through ticket sales, a silent auction, a Tricky Tray and a 50/50 raffle. All proceeds will go to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, according to Assistant Coach Ms. Sara Liptack.
According to Head Coach Beverly Torok, Pink Out was created after she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Said Torok, “The team thought it would be a good opportunity to support me through my treatment and to raise awareness about breast cancer.”
Pink Out will take place tonight in the WHS gym starting at 4 p.m. After the freshman, JV and varsity teams play, there will be a “survivor walk,” in which breast cancer survivors in attendance are recognized, according to Torok.
“This event is great, especially since this disease is not going away,” said Torok. “Whatever we can do to find a cure can help.”