Pink Night offered $6,600 to CGH Health Foundation

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AMBOYFor volleyball fans, Pink Night on Thursday, Oct. 5 may have simply been a match between Amboy and Ashton-Franklin Center.

Or even simply another tally in the win column as the Lady Clippers were victorious 26-24, 12-25, 25-14.

But behind the surface, Pink Night was more than just another match or another victory, it was an opportunity to give back and possibly save lives.

Although the big check was originally wrote to CGH Health Foundation Women’s Health Program for $6,447.50, late donations upped the Lady Clippers offering to $6,600.

“It was amazing. The girls worked hard in reaching out to local business owners and supporters. They did the leg work and realized the impact that they’re making,” said Amboy volleyball coach Nicole Jones. “For a lot of the players, it really hits home. There are players that have had mothers, grandmothers, and aunts who have had breast cancer.

“They know what breast cancer is and what it does to not only the individual with cancer, but also to the family members, the hardship, and the strain on the family financially. Working with CGH Health Foundation Women’s Health Program, all the money we raised stays local and helps people who live here.

“In the player’s minds, they’re thinking it could help their mom, their grandma, their sister, or even themselves.”

The Lady Clippers raised the money with a T-shirt sale, bake sale, silent auction, and a 50/50 raffle.

In a CGH Health Foundation press release, women living in the Sauke Valley area who are in need of health services will receive a mammogram with no out-of-pocket costs, regardless of insurance coverage or ability to pay. In addition, if more tests such as diagnostic screenings, ultrasounds, breast biopsies or MRIs are needed, the CGH will help pay for a portion of those costs.

The Amboy volleyball team has donated to CGH for the last six years and has raised over $25,000 for CGH and women’s healthcare.

Sponsors for Pink Night included the Lady Clippers, AFC Lady Raiders, Amboy Junior High volleyball, Amboy Family Restaurant, Amboy FFA, Amy Oliver, Becker Auto Body, Bill Burke, Blaine family, Clarida family, Corteva Agriscience, Country Financial, Country Village Meats, Depot Tap, Dinges Fire, District 272, Dr. Kelly Klein, Erbes Realty, Flowers on Main, Gaylene Noble, Gold Key Boutique, Hector’s Concina, Inspired Home Décor, Janet Setchell, Kaleel’s Clothing & Printing, Kelly Payne, La Fiesta Mexican Family Restaurant, Lisa Goy, Local Cup & Cake, Long Branch Saloon, Lori Schultz NP MD Skin Center, Long Branch Saloon, Maria’s Pizza, Noble Concrete, Noel Harvey-Touchstone Crystals, Revolution Wellness, Rhonda Jones, Rte 52 Roadhouse, Stenzel Insurance, Tasha O’Malley and Terri Leffelman at The Warehouse, T. Jahn, A. Dorn & M. Henert, Teen Turf, The Last Alarm, Thrifty on MAIN, Tanya Ketchum, Top Notch Builders, Two Sisters on Main, Uncle B’s Bar & Grill, Uncommon Reign, Vaessen Brothers Chevrolet, and Walton Tap.