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Girls find the power of pink

Original post made on Oct 14, 2011

The color pink is everywhere these days in observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which traditionally now comes in October. Pink ribbons dot the landscape: There are pink banners in store windows, the word "Pink" is emblazoned on the back of shorts girls are wearing on track teams racing along Pleasanton streets, and posters throughout town promote the Susan G. Komen for the Cure cancer research effort. That name, by the way, was given to the fundraising group by founder Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer. Today, Susan G. Komen for the Cure works to end breast cancer in the U.S. and throughout the world through ground-breaking research and community health outreach.

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Posted by Coach Felicia
a resident of Pleasanton Middle School
on Oct 14, 2011 at 8:41 am

I am very proud to say that I am one of the coaches for this team. This part of our season is always something our family looks forward to- especially when the girls can take valuable lessons from this cause. great article!! Go breakaways!!

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Oct 14, 2011 at 12:11 pm

If the color pink can help women from getting breast cancer, go gals!