MCHS volleyball team joins breast cancer effort
The Morgan City High School Lady Tiger Volleyball team is kicking off Breast Cancer Awareness Month with its 10th annual Paint the Pit Fundraiser.
This year fundraiser will be a pink “Lei Out Cancer” t-shirt in which proceeds from the sales will go to benefit St. Mary Parish residents through the Roots and Ribbons Foundation.
According to Louisiana Cancer Prevention website, louisianacancer.org, Louisiana ranks the second highest death rate of breast cancer in the United States. The Acadiana and Bayou parishes along with the greater New Orleans area, state capital area, central and northeast
Louisiana have the highest death rates to breast cancer in the state.
Free admission to the MCHS vs. Berwick volleyball game on Oct. 23 will also be given to any person who buys a t-shirt. Shirts are available to order up until October 13.
In addition, Fit, Fun, and Fabulous will be from 7:30 a.m. until dark Thursday in Franklin. The health fair, which is open to the whole parish, includes health and cancer screenings, informational, and a Chez Hope candlelight vigil to raise awareness for domestic abuse which is also commemorated in October.