Abington Senior High School’s “Real Ghosts Wear Pink!” Breast Cancer Awareness Football Game Donates $5,500 to Fight Breast Cancer

When the football coaches from Abington and North Penn were talking several years ago, they realized that their mothers were both breast cancer survivors.  Since the teams were playing each other – during Breast Cancer Awareness Month – they decided to develop activities and events to promote breast cancer awareness at the game in Abington at the Schwarzman Stadium with the theme “Score Big Against Breast Cancer.” The program and fundraising have become an annual event.  This year’s theme was “Real Ghosts Wear Pink!” at the home football game played during Breast Cancer Awareness month and was a big success.  In addition to raising awareness about breast cancer, the teams and Key Club raised $5,500 for breast cancer research and support.

Last week, the Key Club donated the proceeds of the event to the four partner organizations:  a total of $ 5,50, to Abington Jefferson Hospital’s Rosenfeld Cancer Center, to the Breathing Room Foundation, to the Terry Hanifin Memorial Scholarship Fund, and to the Unite For HER Women’s Breast Cancer Support Program for women with breast cancer and their families

     Shown in the photo of the donation of the checks:  Michelle Ritterman, Abington Senior High School Key Club co-advisor and mathematics teacher; Christa Peters, Abington Senior High School Key Club co-advisor and mathematics teacher; Cameron Contrufello from Unite for HER; student Noah Beratan; Martin Hanifin and Jeff Hanifin, of the Terry Hanifin Memorial Scholarship Fund; student Becca Gable; Meredith Kohn, Abington Jefferson Health Nurse – Genetics Risk Assessment Program; student Mackenzie Greiner; student Reilly Burton; Tina Rock of the Breathing Room Foundation; and Abington Senior High School Principal Angelo Berrios.

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