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Philadelphia high school softball combats breast cancer

The girls Varsity and Junior Varsity softball teams of the New Philadelphia High School competed in games to raise money for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation, a group that has made a concerted global effort to end breast cancer, according to an article from the Times Reporter.

Volunteers joined the "Strike Out Cancer" cause and together, the New Philadelphia High softball teams raised $1,443 for breast cancer awareness and research.

Jim Herman is the assistant varsity softball coach and expressed his thanks to the fans who attended the games. Both varsity and junior varsity teams played in games, with the former playing two games and the latter competing in one.

Breast cancer affects one out of every eight women in the United States at some point in her lifetime, according to the American Cancer Society. Women over the age of 40 should receive yearly mammograms, according to the ACS.
 
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