Monona Grove High digging pink

Posted: Thursday, October 17, 2013 --- 9:10pm

Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers among American women. Thursday night, dozens of Monona Grove High School students donned pink from head to toe, to bump, set and spike for a cure.

About 1-in-8 women, in the United States, will develop breast cancer, during their lifetime. Most likely you know someone who's been affected. It's a scary statistic that Monona Grove High School students want to do something about.

The Monona Grove Silver Eagles girls varsity volleyball team took on the Reedsburg Beavers in a typical match, but their appearance was a bit different. The Silver Eagles suited up in pink: from jerseys to socks to headbands.

Meanwhile, raffles were held, during the game, to collect money to go towards breast cancer research. It's something the team's done for a few years now and the event continues to grow.

Nearly 40,000 women, in the US, will die from breast cancer in 2013. And it's small acts, like this one, that head coach, Paul Veith, hopes will reduce that number, in the future.

"A lot of people have been hit with breast cancer in our area. There's events that go on throughout the year that recognize people who have survived it and are still fighting it. It's just a good cause and we want to continue to help out and continue to give back” Veith tells NBC 15.

Money raised will go to the Susan G Komen Foundation.

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