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Wahkiakum Girls Volleyball goes PINK


October 19, 2017

The Wahkiakum High School girls volleyball team has opted to "Go Pink" during the month of October as a means of bringing awareness to breast cancer. Breast cancer affects more than 200,000 women each year and more than 40,000 women die from the disease annually. Men also get breast cancer, but it is not very common. Less than 1 percent of breast cancers occur in men. Most breast cancers are found in women who are 50 years old or older, but breast cancer also affects younger women. About 10 percent of all new cases of breast cancer in the United States are found in women younger than 45 years of age, and about 90 percent of breast cancer is found in women older than 45. While its sometimes easy to distance one's self from the broad national numbers, breast cancer has affected a number of players on the girls high school team through close relatives and family friends, and that is why they proudly are wearing their bright pink warmups before each game all month. The girls invite all fans to wear pink this evening (Thursday) as they play Kalama at home. The junior varsity team starts play at 5:45 p.m. and the varsity in pink will begin play at 7 p.m. Team members are, front, l-r, Solana Stanley, Grayci Thomas, Mckensi Fluckiger, and MJ Neves, and back, l-r, Charlie Ashe, Nai'a Freeman, Jansi Merz, Ellie Leitz and Macie Elliott. Courtesy photo.


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