Fairfield field hockey players raise money to fight breast cancer
Published 5:34 pm, Thursday, November 21, 2013
Play for the Cure, the annual Fairfield PAL field hockey team fundraiser, raised $430 for the Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center's programs for underserved women. The sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade players designed, sold and distributed T-shirts to raise awareness of the disease and to help women access screening and treatment services at the Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center.
"This donation means so much to our patients," said Dr. Donna Twist, executive director of the Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center. "So many women are afraid to seek help because they are not insured or don't have enough insurance. Knowing that they can get financial assistance makes all the difference."
The winning shirt was designed by player Grace Bonner, whose slogan, "We Wear Pink on Game Day," was selected for its message of solidarity with all women fighting breast cancer.