Richland High Bombers Girls Basketball plan for Pink Night, Jan. 13

Richland High Bombers Girls Basketball plan for Pink Night, Jan. 13:
team raising funds for uninsured women receiving breast cancer screenings at Kadlec

Richland, Wash. – A sea of pink will cover the stands at Richland High School’s Pink Night basketball game on Jan. 13, 2018 with participation from supporters purchasing and wearing pink breast cancer awareness t-shirts.

For the third year in a row, players from the high school’s girls basketball team have chosen to sell pink shirts to raise funds for the Kadlec Auxiliary Mammogram Assistance Fund at Kadlec. Proceeds raised will go through Kadlec Foundation to provide free mammograms at Kadlec for uninsured, local women.

The unisex, adult shirts are available for $10 each and will be sold at the game on Saturday, Jan. 13. Buy t-shirts in advance by calling Richland High School at (509) 967-6535, option 3 (bookkeeper). Local businesses can contact Donny Mendoza for Pink Night sponsorship opportunities at (509) 430-4754.

“Over the past three years, the players in the Richland girls basketball program have rallied to this worthwhile cause raising funds for those in our community,” said Donny Mendoza, assistant girls basketball coach. “Since the prevalence of invasive breast cancer still affects 1 in 12 women in their lifetime, if we can help those in our community, we should.”

Gracie Pierce, Richland player, agrees. “This is very important to us because it allows our program a chance to give back to the community that is always supporting us.” She continued, “Hosting this Pink Night makes us feel very grateful to support such a strong health care organization that is helping local women receive free breast cancer screenings.”

“We are honored the Richland High girls basketball team has once again chosen the Kadlec Auxiliary Mammogram Assistance Program as their service project,” said Chris Garratt, chief development officer for Kadlec Foundation. “Preventive screenings are vitally important to early detection and treatment of invasive breast cancer. Since every dollar of their fundraising stays right here in the community, these inspirational young women are helping other women in our community who have no financial resources or insurance to pay for mammograms.”

For more information on the Mammogram Assistance Program at Kadlec, visit the Mammogram Assistance Program. Women can inquire if they qualify for assistance when scheduling their mammogram at (509) 942-2655.

By: Nikki Ostergaard, Development Specialist