Date: 11/11/2008

Munster High Team effort nets funding for Cancer Resource Centre during Breast Cancer Awareness month

Munster High School girls’ volleyball winning season included netting some $400 in funds that will benefit the Cancer Resource Centre. Included in the team effort are, from left to right, back row: Head Coach Bill Gray; Manager Katy Palmer; Molly Sliwa; Toni Michalski; Anna Dorn; Heather Boyan; Stephanie Dwars; Taylor Lee; Jessica DeBoer; Assistant Jenny Herold and Tony Andello, director of the Cancer Resource Centre. Standing in the front row, left to right are: Laura Matula; Alex Doctor; Kylie Morris; Christina Pasyk; Eryn Whiting and Abbey Brokop.

Munster High School girls’ volleyball team had a winning season both on and off the court, rallying to raise some $400 during breast cancer awareness month to benefit The Cancer Resource Centre. The Cancer Resource Centre is a support program started by the Community Cancer Research Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization founded to improve the quality of cancer care in Northwest Indiana and the South Chicago Suburbs.

During the month of October, the team wore special pink t-shirt uniforms at regular season home games then raffled them off before the regional match. The girls’ varsity volleyball team drew large home crowds, with a winning record of 31-3 during the regular season, advancing to the regional game on Nov. 1.

“It was a wonderful effort all around,” said Tony Andello, director of The Cancer Resource Centre. “Our local community members and friends came together to show support for those who are battling a cancer diagnosis and those who are continuing their lives after cancer.”

The Cancer Resource Centre, located at 900 Ridge Road, Suite J, in Munster, helps those affected by cancer obtain the support and resources they need to cope with the cancer diagnosis. All services, which include support groups, educational programs and networking groups, are offered to cancer patients and their families free of charge.