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MHS Volleyball Team Donates $200 for Breast Cancer Support

On Tuesday, September 6, the Lady Wildcat Volleyball team hosted Jim Hill, but what made this game different from all of the rest is that it was meant to help raise awareness about breast cancer. “We have all been touched by cancer in one way or another, and we wanted to do our part to raise awareness about the disease here in Meridian,” said Coach Jamie Buxton.

Dr. Robert Berg, general surgeon with Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center, and Jewel Rushing, breast cancer survivor and teacher at Carver Middle School spoke to raise awareness about the disease between the junior varsity and varsity volleyball games.

The team served cake and punch and gave out breast cancer flyers, stickers, bookmarks, and necklaces.

“The girls and I were so happy to see the number of supporters we had in attendance, and we were able to raise $150,” Buxton said. The team went above and beyond that by donating an additional $50 from their budget.

The Volleyball team’s donation of $200 will go to the Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center’s Cancer Patient Benevolence Fund. This fund helps provide assistance for patients with needs not covered by insurance, such as gas to get to appointments and pain medications.

 

 

 

 

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