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Breast cancer awareness fundraiser to be held


MASON CITY – The North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) volleyball team will host its 7th Annual Think Pink night on Thursday, October 23, 2014. The Trojans will host the Waldorf Junior Varsity team at 7:00 p.m. Admission is $5.00 (free for cancer survivors).

The Think Pink match is an annual fundraising event associated with raising money for breast cancer awareness. All of the proceeds will stay local and will be donated to Mercy-North Iowa and used for Breast Health (a department of Mercy Medical Center of North Iowa) to provide support, testing, and other needed services to their patients.

“This is a very exciting time of year for our volleyball program as we are in the heart of our season, but it is also the time we get to start Thinking Pink!” said Chris Brandt, head volleyball coach. “Our event provides a wonderful opportunity for our players to get involved in breast cancer awareness, education and at the same time provide an exciting volleyball match for the community. We are also eager to be playing another North Iowa team for the event and hope that playing Waldorf will spark additional interest in our fundraising efforts.”

The community can support this cause in several ways:

· Attend the volleyball game

· Purchase a Wall of Support card for $1.00 per card. Cards will be displayed in the gym during our Think Pink event.

· Donations

· Purchase or participate in any of the activities the night of our event. Any remaining t-shirts or socks will be sold at the door of the match. The NIACC Nursing Department will be sponsoring the activities at the match to educate people on breast cancer, host games before the match and sell pink-themed treats, such as cupcakes and cookies.

“We are also very happy to remain a partner with Mercy – North Iowa so that our funds stay local and we can continue to help spread the message that mammograms save lives,” Brandt said. “We hope that getting our players involved in raising awareness for important causes will be a life-long process and they continue fighting once they leave NIACC.”

For more information, the public may contact Chris Brandt, NIACC Volleyball Head Coach at 641-422-4373 or by email at

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