FUNd For The Girls

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fund for the girls │ A Statewide Initiative That Supports Mississippians In Need Of Breast Health Services

A statewide initiative that supports Mississippians in need of breast health services.

Tackle-A-Cure Benefits fund for the girls

During October 2013, Tackle-A-Cure works to “Pink Out” area high school and community college football games, spreading the word that early detection of breast cancer saves lives. During October’s games, coaches, players and cheerleaders show their support by dressing out in pink apparel and accessories at home games. They also participate in presentations and help distribute educational material.

During the 2013 football season, 24 teams across Mississippi committed to “pink out” during October. By participating in the program, these schools helped spread the word to everyone in attendance at those stadiums: “Early detection is your best defense against breast cancer.”

Because Tackle-A-Cure focuses on early detection and mammograms, the organization used proceeds from the 2013 year to sponsor the work of fund for the girls with a gift of $10,000! Thanks, Tackle-a-Cure!

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Pictured at the check presentation are:

(Left to right) Ginger Cocke, Terri McCarver, Dawn Cleveland, and Whit Hughes of fund for the girls/Baptist Health Foundation; Dr. Adrian Smith and Caroline Fox of Tackle-a-Cure/Face and Body Center: and Deniece Ponder of Baptist Cancer Services.