Beaumont Volleyball Players 'Dig Pink' to Support Breast Cancer Awareness

Junior varsity and varsity players practiced in new pink shirts Wednesday to show solidarity with other Breast Cancer Awareness efforts in the San Gorgonio Pass.

Beaumont volleyball players practiced in new pink shirts Wednesday to support Breast Cancer Awareness efforts in the Pass, Riverside County, and nationwide.

Varsity and junior varsity players were proud of their new "Dig Pink!" shirts, accented with pink hair ribbons and pink shoelaces.

On Thursday, Oct. 20, Beaumont volleyball teams will play in pink to raise proceeds for the continued fight against breast cancer, Cougars Athletic Director Martin DuSold said.

"Special uniforms will be in use, and the gym will be decorated to raise further awareness of breast cancer," DuSold said.

A donation table will be set up, and "Dig Pink!" T-shirts will be sold. All proceeds will go directly to the Side-Out Foundation, which supports breast cancer awareness and research, DuSold said.

Freshmen and JV games both begin at 3:15 p.m. Oct. 20, with the varsity following at approximately 4:30 p.m. in the gym at Beaumont High Sschool. Ticket prices are $5 per person, $3 per child, with free admission to BHS students with ASB cards, DuSold said.

For more information about the Side-Out Foundation, please visit their website at www.side-out.org/.

October is , and pink-ribbon events to support breast cancer survivors and education in the San Gorgonio Pass include a benefit Oct. 15 in Twin Pines.

Featuring the music of The Legendary Mustangs, the benefit is planned from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday Oct. 15 at 49500 Twin Pines Road, up Highway 243 from Banning.

Tickets for the event are $25 apiece or $40 a pair. Dinner and refreshments are included, organizers said.

Proceeds from the Oct. 15 event will benefit the Twin Pines youth program and The Pink Ribbon Place, which provides support to women with breast cancer.

The Riverside-based Pink Ribbon Place and the County of Riverside Commission for Women are planning a forum Oct. 20, "Breast Cancer: Straight Talk About the Latest Advances in Science and Research."

The free forum features experts from City of Hope, Loma Linda University School of Medicine, and the American Cancer Society. The forum is scheduled 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20 at the Robert T. Anderson County Administrative Center, 4080 Lemon St., Riverside.

The Pink Ribbon Place is also planning the "Pink on Parade" walk-a-thon and health and wellness fair, Saturday Oct. 29 in Fairmont Park, Riverside. Organizers request a $25 minimum donation to participate. Registration for the walk begins at 7:30 a.m. and start is 9 a.m.

To register for the walk, visit www.firstgiving.com/thepinkribbonplace/pink-on-parade.

According to the Pink Ribbon Place, one in eight women will develop breast cancer, and two in 10 new breast cancers will be diagnosed in women under 40.

With early detection, a woman’s chances of surviving breast cancer are great - the five-year survival rate is 96 percent.

Last year, the Inland Agency of Riverside provided over 16,000 mammograms to uninsured women over the age of 40, according to the Pink Ribbon Place.

Organizers for the Oct. 15 Twin Pines event request attendees RSVP by emailing dstenson@rcprob.us, Baboyd@rcprob.us or calling (951) 849-9287.


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