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Heights turning pink for breast cancer

The Heights girls’ basketball team asks everyone to wear pink and come out in force in support of breast cancer survivors.
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Put on your pink and plan to attend the Hamilton Heights Girls’ Basketball 2nd Annual Pink Out Tuesday, when the Huskies play host to the Bishop Chatard Trojans. 

Pink Out for Breast Cancer is designed to help raise awareness and money for those battling breast cancer. One in 8 U.S. women (about 13%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of their lifetime. In 2021, an estimated 281,550 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women in the U.S. About 2,650 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in men this year.

During half time of the varsity game, nine local breast cancer survivors will be honored and recognized. In addition, back by popular demand is the Chuck a Duck event ($5 for three ducks). Guests will have the opportunity to chuck their way to a chance to win four different gift cards kindly donated by local businesses. Special thanks to Big Dog’s BBQ, Pizza House and 10 West in Cicero for their donations of $50 gift cards and to Jennifer Jacobi for $25 gift card for Chantilly Crepes. The ducks can be purchased at the game, or through a player or player parent.

All proceeds will be donated to the IWIN Foundation, based in Indianapolis. IWIN has been supporting individuals statewide receiving treatment for breast cancer by relieving emotional, physical and financial burdens for more than two decades. The basis of the IWIN Program is to give these courageous individuals the strength to endure treatment, empower them to continue their fight against breast cancer and place them on the path to survivorship.

Junior varsity action tips off at 6 p.m. and the varsity contest gets going at 7:30 p.m.