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Softball tournament to battle breast cancer set for October

The fifth annual Border Battle for Breast Cancer Awareness will take place on October 15. This softball tournament will consist of six teams from Alabama and Georgia fighting for the win, according to the Coosa Valley News.

Shorter University will yet again be a part of this competition, they have raised and donated more than $20,000 to various organizations in the area.

"This is one of the highlights of our season," Shorter head coach Al Thomas, told the news source. "Our girls enjoy being a part of this fundraising event and they work extremely hard to collect donations and sell t-shirts. Our team has been affected by breast cancer on a personal level and it gives them even more determination to go out and do their best at reaching others to raise awareness for the betterment of women's health."

All of the proceeds of the tournament will go to the Breast Center at Floyd Medical Center.

According to the Susan G. Komen organization, it is recommended that once a woman turns 40, she schedules annual mammograms. However, if a woman has an extensive history of breast cancer, they may want to make appointments earlier in order to catch the disease at its earlier stages.
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