In the Pink: CISD athletes help breast cancer patients recover from surgery

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By Kassia Micek
Updated: 09.22.10

THE WOODLANDS – It was a sea of pink as Conroe Independent School District female athletes converged on Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital Wednesday afternoon to help breast cancer patients.

Nearly 20 Oak Ridge High School basketball players took a tour of the Breast and Bone Center to learn about breast cancer awareness and early detection. Female basketball players from Conroe, Oak Ridge, The Woodlands College Park and The Woodlands high schools raised roughly $10,000 during their annual “Pink Out” games in January to support breast cancer programs.

The girls donated the funds to healincomfort.com, which designs postoperative T-shirts for breast cancer patients. A shipment of the shirts was donated Wednesday to Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

“It totally hit home for me because my grandmother died of breast cancer,” senior Christian Beeman, 17, said.

Taking a tour of the Breast and Bone Center, senior Shelby Cage, 18, said the girls now know where the money they raised is going.

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