The Abington High School football game tonight against Harry
S. Truman at home will feature several activities and events to promote breast
cancer awareness … as October is Breast Cancer Awareness month.
Abington Memorial Hospital nurses and volunteers with the Philadelphia affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure organization and the Breathing room will staff tables with materials and information.
Fundraising at the game will benefit Abington Memorial Hospital’s Rosenfeld Cancer Center; the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Philadelphia Affiliate; the Terry Hanifin Memorial Scholarship Fund; and the Breathing Room.
Abington started the tradition of holding a breast cancer awareness-themed football game in October six years ago when the coaches from Abington and North Penn high schools 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 with the theme “Score Big Against Breast Cancer.” Thousands of dollars were raised, as well as breast cancer awareness, and the event has become popular.
This year’s theme is “Think Pink: Tackle for the Cure.”
At Friday night’s game:
- Players will wear helmets with pink ribbons
- Abington Memorial Hospital and the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Philadelphia
- Affiliate and volunteers from the Breathing Room will distribute flyers, stickers, self-examination shower cards, mammogram information and other information at the stadium entrance.
- Nurses from Abington Memorial Hospital’s Rosenfeld Cancer Center will distribute information
Abington Key Club members have created collection buckets asking spectators to donate their “Change for a Change” at the concession stand, and during the third quarter, cheerleaders and step team members will circulate the buckets in the stands
The game starts at 7 p.m. at Schwarzman Stadium, on the Abington Senior High School campus, 900 Highland Ave., Abington.
Are you hitting up tonight's game?