The members of the Moffat County High School volleyball teams wear pink and white shirts donated by The Memorial Hospital as part of Breast Cancer Awareness month at their Oct. 8. The TMH Board of Trustees announced this weekend that it also donated $525 to the Moffat County Cancer Society, buying a signed volleyball autographed by the team.

Photo by Nate Waggenspack

The members of the Moffat County High School volleyball teams wear pink and white shirts donated by The Memorial Hospital as part of Breast Cancer Awareness month at their Oct. 8. The TMH Board of Trustees announced this weekend that it also donated $525 to the Moffat County Cancer Society, buying a signed volleyball autographed by the team.

TMH Board of Trustees donates to cancer cause

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In celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness month, The Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees contributed $525 to the Moffat County Cancer Society during a live auction held at the Moffat County High School volleyball match.

On Oct. 8, The Memorial Hospital sponsored both the home and visiting volleyball teams. Each team sported pink and white shirts to honor those currently fighting or those who have fought and survived breast cancer. Before the start of the varsity game, a volleyball, signed by the MCHS volleyball team, was auctioned off. The winning bidder was the TMH Board of Trustees.

THM Board Chairman Don Cook said that the board decided to make this donation when they heard that TMH was sponsoring the event in support of Breast Cancer Awareness.

“The mission of the Moffat County Cancer Society is to support our community members who are fighting cancer," he said in a statement. "The board members wanted to make a financial contribution that would directly help our friend and neighbors.”

During the month of October, TMH hosted a number of events in support of Breast Cancer Awareness. The inaugural Mammos and Margaritas included three physicians speaking about the importance of screening exams and the latest advancements if diagnosis and treatment for breast cancer. Also, a luncheon for breast cancer survivors was held on National Mammography Day on Oct. 18 as a way to honor those who have fought the battle against cancer and survived.

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