Painting the Peninsula Pink with North Dickinson Volleyball | WJMN
FELCH, Mich. (WJMN) — Every October, businesses, schools, sports teams and individuals don their best pink gear to raise awareness about breast cancer prevention and treatment. The Superior Health Foundation (SHF) has found an approach to help bring funds and awareness to the cause in Upper Peninsula communities.
Painting the peninsula pink is an initiative launched by SHF. He spends years between working with the high school football and volleyball programs. In 2022, the North Dickinson Nordics volleyball team is in the spotlight.
“October in volleyball you usually see a lot of teams wearing their pink jerseys or having their pink socks on. I remember doing that when I was playing. The girls know why it’s important. But to be such a direct partner this year with someone and knowing exactly where the funds are going, and they’re staying in UP, that’s huge The vibe leading up to this game, they’re very excited, they love their jerseys, they are eager to do more to be more involved,” said North Dickinson volleyball coach Taylor Johnson.
The game is scheduled for 7 p.m. central time on Thursday, Oct. 20 at North Dickinson High School. The players have special pink shirts for the match. Fans are also encouraged to wear pink.
“Just so we can do our part, really engage a community and get them excited for an event. Help raise funds. Most importantly, we’re going to have fun,” said Jim LaJoie, executive director of the Superior Health Foundation.
Additionally, interested supporters can also make a charitable donation to help replenish the SHF Breast Health Fund. All money raised stays in the Upper Peninsula to help men and women with personal breast health expenses.