Florida softball teams help raise money for breast cancer survivors
Feb 6, 2012
The first softball game of the year for Plant High and Sickles High in Florida will take place this Tuesday, but winning and losing will not be the only thing on the players' minds, according to Tampa Bay Online.
Instead, they will be helping out a fellow teammate, who found out her mother, Felicia Sable, has breast cancer. The players will be helping raise money for My Hope Chest, which helps women who don't have health insurance pay for reconstructive surgery. There will be a silent auction along with donation buckets being passed around.
"The girls on the team and the coach really made a big difference in helping my daughter cope with this difficult experience," Sable, who was an assistant principal for six years at Sickles before taking a job with the school district's human resources department, told the news source.
According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related death among women, following only lung cancer. However, the death rate has been decreasing since 1990 due to advancements in research and breakthrough breast cancer news. There are currently 2.5 million survivors in the United States.