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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Western Howard County Soccer  (WHCS) To Support October Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Youth soccer league to wear pink in October games to raise awareness

Glenelg (September 28, 2018)-WHC Soccer will be supporting National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM) this October.  NBCAM was started in 1985 with the goal of increasing awareness of the disease and raise funds for research, prevention, and cure. The annual campaign each October stresses early screening and provides information and support to those affected by breast cancer.

Last year WHC Soccer introduced pink (the color associated with supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month) soccer balls in the October games to raise awareness. This year Western Howard County Soccer is stepping up its game by providing pink wrist bands to all of its players, pink shirts for its referees, and pink soccer balls again, to be used in all October games.

WHC Soccer vice-president Megan Hill, “Our youth soccer league is very much a  community league, from our youngest 4 and 5 year old players up to the grandparents who attend and cheer at the games.  Sadly, many have been impacted by a friend, family member, or neighbor diagnosed with breast cancer. We are proud to play a small part in our community by helping raising awareness this October through the color of pink.”

Founded in 1982,WHCS has over 1,000 boys and girls playing in soccer games this fall at its two locations of the Folly Quarter Middle School/Triadelphia Ridge Elementary School campus and at Alpha Ridge Park.  In October those soccer games will be proudly displaying pink to support breast cancer awareness month.

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