Clarion Area And DuBois Area Volleyball Teams Join Forces Dig Pink Breast Cancer Awareness And Fundraiser Ceremony

Above photo by Nate Girvan: Clarion Area and DuBois players and coaches in their Dig Pink shirts

Just prior to the Clarion – DuBois Volleyball match at Clarion Area Gymnasium, on Thursday, October 14th, the teams, along with all in attendance, joined together for the Dig Pink Breast Cancer Awareness And Fundraiser Ceremony.

Clarion Area and other area schools have been holding the ceremony for a number of years, along with schools throughout the country.

Dig Pink ceremonies are a tradition that raises funds metastatic breast cancer research and treatments through the Side-Out Foundation.

According to the Side-Out Foundation’s website: Dig Pink events are for volleyball programs that want to have an impact on and off the court. Anyone can raise awareness but we believe true advocacy comes from giving people the opportunity to be involved in change.

The local ceremony began with public address announcer Kevin Beichner, giving a synopsis about breast cancer awareness and information on the fundraiser itself.

Clarion Area players about to give carnations to survivors

The players on both squads were given pink carnations. Pink carnations are given to breast cancer survivors and those who are receiving treatment. Also, many were wearing pink ribbons which honor survivors and remember those lost to the disease. They are also worn to support the progress being made to defeat breast cancer.

The players then presented the carnations to breast cancer survivors and those fighting the disease, who were in attendance, as those receiving them received applause.

Seth Babington giving thumbs up from the fundraising raffle table

Thank you to all involved with this fine event!!!! (Thanks to Nate Girvan for his pic!!)