Submitted to Easton Patch:
The Oliver Ames High School boys soccer teams are participating in a community service project to promote breast cancer awareness and to raise money to help stop this deadly disease.
Last year, the boys’ soccer teams came in 3rd place out of over 50 participating schools in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer High School Challenge. The teams raised over $15,000 and this year, they hope to exceed this amount.
The boys and the girls soccer teams walked in the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk in Boston, the largest one-day walk to fight breast cancer in the nation. The 20th annual Making Strides in Boston took place Sunday, October 14th. The OA boys and girls were among nearly 40,000 walkers and volunteers converging along the Charles River Esplanade tounite the entire community to honor and celebrate breast cancer survivors, educate women about prevention and early detection and raise more than $3 million to help the Society’s mission to save lives and create a world with less breast cancer and more birthdays by helping people stay well and get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back against breast cancer.
In addition to the walk, the boys’varsity soccer team will be playing a game on Sunday, October 28th at 2 p.m. versus Brockton High School at Oliver Ames High School in support of breast cancer awareness. There will be various fundraising efforts including many raffles going on throughout the day. The day promises to be one of good soccer, good food and fun for all, but most importantly a day for the community to come together to support this worthy cause. Please wear your pink and join the Oliver Ames boys’ soccer teams on Sunday, October 28th in the fight against breast cancer and for a world with more birthdays! You may also contribute to the teams’ fundraising efforts by logging onto: http://makingstrides.acsevents.org and donate on the Oliver Ames Boys & Girls Soccer team page.