Hoops Of Hope in Billings Friday Night, January 15
Enjoy some great High School basketball tonight (Friday, January 15) and support a great cause.
The Central High Lady Rams Basketball team is joining the fight against breast cancer as they pack the gym in pink when they take the court against Glendive.
The team has been fundraising for the past month and will be making a donation to the EVA Project at the game during half time.
“I think this is the start of something really great," said Central High Lady Rams Head Basketball Coach Jetton Ailes. “Within my coaching staff, three of our four coaches have been affected by breast cancer."
The head coach of Glendive’s team has also watched a loved one battle the disease.
The Lady Rams decided they wanted to join the fight and raise some awareness about breast cancer; and generate some funding for the EVA Project.
The team has been selling pink shirts and collecting items to be auctioned off during the game tonight. There will also be a 50/50 raffle.
All proceeds will go to the EVA Project.
The EVA Project is a philanthropic initiative of St. Vincent Healthcare Foundation, which provides free mammograms to women over the age of 40 who are uninsured or underinsured.
According to the National Cancer Institute 12.4 percent of women born in the United States today will develop breast cancer at some time during their lives.
This estimate means that, if the current incidence rate stays the same, a woman born today has about a 1 in 8 chance of being diagnosed with breast cancer at some time during her life.
On the other hand, and this is good news, the chance that she will never have breast cancer is 87.6 percent, or about 7 in 8.
Game time tonight is 7:30 p.m. at Central High School.