Breast Cancer Awareness Month

31 Oct

Breast Cancer Awareness Month comes to an end today.  It is a month to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure.

One group that raises funds is the Waukesha North / Kettle Moraine High School Women’s Swimming and Diving Team.  Over the past three years, the team has sold T-Shirts as a fundraising activity and wore pink caps during their meets in October.

Briana Horozewski, a Kettle Moraine senior, was a freshman on the school’s swim team when a friend’s mom was fighting breast cancer.  “I kind of got to see what she went through,” Briana said. “It inspired us to raise something for the cure.”  Briana and her mother have been designing T-shirts for the team to sell for breast cancer.  She said it’s a lot of work to make the shirts, but it’s worth it because the funds go to fight against a disease that touches so many people.

This season, the team raised $1013.50 through those T-Shirt sales and is donating the money to the Leroy Butler Foundation.  In 2010, the team raised $400 and donated it to the Susan G. Komen Foundation of SE Wisconsin.  Last year the team raised over $800 and gifted it to the Stillwaters Cancer Support Services in Waukesha.

The Leroy Butler Foundation is dedicated to helping women going through breast cancer treatment to obtain the assistance they need to focus on the job of healing verses the financial impact to their families.

Because the team and Waukesha North have used BPI Inc. for other large color printing opportunities, it made sense for the team to ask for a “Big Check” to be printed to hand over to Leroy Butler.  Dan Feely, BPI’s Color Production Manager, said that this “was a great opportunity for us to support one of our clients in a worthwhile cause.”

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