Wildcats wear pink for breast cancer


Wildcat youth cheerleaders are helping out during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Shown, from left, are Brianna Craig, Madison Benevides, Michelle Galindo, Katie Valus, Savannah Foley, Coach Kelly Benevides and (front) Kayla Cerminaro.

The Fairfield Wildcats Youth Cheerleading program will be selling pink bracelets at all home games in October as part of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

In addition, the boys and girls in kindergarten through eighth grades will be wearing pink accessories such as socks, shoelaces, bows and armbands, to help raise awareness of the disease. The money raised by selling the bracelets will go to the Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center for their programs for underserved women.

Carrie Lampley, cheer coordinator for the Wildcats, made ribbons for the cheerleaders and coordinated the selling of the bracelets.

“The girls were looking for a community service project and came up with the idea to wear pink ribbons and sell bracelets in October for the breast care center,” she said.

The students were inspired by the NFL players who also don pink for the month. The boys, especially, are enthusiastic, sending their mother’s out to find pink accessories. Tom Grace, president of the Fairfield Wildcats, provided pink ribbon socks for the players.”

Our league is proud to give back to the community,” he said.

“As a parent of a fourth grade player, I am so inspired by their enthusiasm,” said Robin Righter, development/events coordinator at the breast care center. “They look up to their NFL heroes and are so excited to wear pink gear for the games. The recognition these boys and girls are giving to breast cancer and the importance of early detection is invaluable. We can all do our part to raise awareness, and the Wildcats cheerleaders and football players are doing a great job. The breast care center is so honored to have them raise money for our patients and services.”

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