Lansing Catholic volleyball team supports Cancer Center

Published: Nov. 15, 2013

The Lansing Catholic High School girls volleyball team is going for the kill against breast cancer. The team solicited donations during the month of October and presented the Sparrow Cancer Center with a check for $4,675 to help fight the disease.

The money will go to WINS (Women's Information Network and Support), a group that provides breast cancer education, prevention, and support.

"We wanted to do something that was going to make an impact in the community," said Kathleen Maher, a senior at Lansing Catholic. "Knowing that we could help and knowing people with cancer was really the driving force behind doing this."

The team collected donations through an intramural volleyball tournament, a gift card raffle, and by hosting a bake sale every Wednesday during October.

"It's inspiring to see young women and girls do something that will positively impact so many people," said Sharolyn Gonzalez, founder of WINS and breast cancer survivor.

"We're very grateful for this donation and it will help us to fight the disease and better treat our Patients," said James Herman, M.D., Medical Director of the Sparrow Cancer Center. "Cancer can strike anyone so it's important for everyone to get regular screenings and be aware of their risk factors."

The Sparrow Cancer Center holds a certification for medical oncology from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI), and has been accredited by the American College of Surgeons (ACOS) Commission on Cancer (CoC) since 1975. Our team features board-certified Physicians in hematology/medical oncology, radiation oncology, GYN oncology and surgery. These leading Physicians are backed by an expert team of specially trained Nurses, Physician Assistants and more.