Girls volleyball spikes out breast cancer


Photo: Soni Laughlin

Georgia Wool, Staff Writer

The girls’ volleyball team hosted a “Spike Out Cancer” game on October 12. The game raised money to support the American Cancer Society’s effort to find breast cancer treatments and “create a world with less cancer and more birthdays.”

¨We are hopefully going to raise some money so we can donate to the scientists who are conducting this research,” Andy Martin ‘23 said.

This issue is relevant to members of the team.

“It is really great to be raising awareness about women’s issues that could affect us,” Martin said. “My grandmother had breast cancer at 30 so it is pretty high risk in my family. This is definitely a cause I feel passionate about, so I am happy to be playing today.”

The team advertised their game in an effort to raise as much awareness and money as they could.

“During lunch we had a table asking for donations and selling candy,” Saraswoti Chhetri ’24 said. “We also have links in our social media pages and have been sending them to parents or anyone who wants to donate.” 

So far the team has raised over $800 from online donations, and even more from their table at school, t-shirt raffles and bracelet sales during the game.

“What we are doing is really good because a lot of us have a loved one who has [or] is going through cancer treatment and have been affected by cancer, which is sad, but we want to help in any way we can,” Chhetri said.

The money raised will be sent to the American Cancer Society in an effort to support the research in finding treatments.


If you are able or interested, CLICK HERE for the link to donate and support this team’s efforts.