To support National Breast Cancer Awareness month, St. Raymond School, Mount Prospect, hosted St. Norbert School, Northbrook, Queen of the Rosary School, Elk Grove Village, and St. Catherine Laboure School, Glenview, at its fifth annual "Volley for the Cure" volleyball fundraising event Oct. 12. Organized by St. Raymond School parent Beth Menczywor, the event raised over $1,000 for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
St. Raymond's sixth grade girls volleyball team played St. Norbert; St. Raymond's seventh grade girls played Queen of the Rosary; and St. Raymond's eighth grade girls played St. Catherine. St. Raymond's seventh and eighth graders both won their matches while the school's sixth graders lost to St. Norbert.
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"All of the games were competitive and spirited, and the large crowd on hand was supportive of all the players," said St. Raymond Volley for the Cure organizer Beth Menczywor. "The girls had fun and were pleased knowing what an important role they played in increasing breast cancer awareness. I was most impressed with the feeling of hope that filled our Parish Life Center. With so many negatives attached to cancer, our girls took a positive step toward finding the cure."
At St. Raymond School that Friday, students were allowed to wear jeans to school and dress in pink. They brought in donations for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Prizes raffled off during the games in the evening included pink game balls, a pink products basket, and a pink baked goods basket.
For information on St. Raymond School, call (847) 253-8555 or visit www.st-raymond.org.
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