Money from 'pinked out' basketball games

'Paws for the Cause' raises $7,000 for Maine Breast Cancer Coalition

By Staff | Jan 30, 2019
Courtesy of: Norma Hunt

Waldoboro — The Maine Breast Cancer Coalition was presented a check for $7,000 from the Medomak Valley Sports Boosters on Friday, Jan. 25 before the start of a girls varsity basketball game between Brunswick and host Medomak Valley.

Those pictured include, from left, athletic director Matt Lash, Principal Linda Pease, Boosters vice-president Holly Smeltzer, Abigail Cordts and Kelly McCloughan of the Maine Breast Cancer Coalition and Panther cheering coach Heather Simmons.

The check was presented in support of Medomak Valley High School teacher Elizabeth Bianchi, who currently is in treatment, said John Murphy, who, along with wife, Gayle, a breast cancer survivor, helped purchase pink uniforms worn by Panther players for the games.

The second annual boys/girls varsity games were held on Wednesday, Jan. 2 between Lincoln Academy of Newcastle and host Medomak Valley.

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