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Westfield’s Volley for a Cure Raises $1,800 For American Cancer Research Foundation

Westfield Community School recently hosted “Volley for a Cure,” a fundraiser committed to the fight against breast cancer.

Nearly 350 attendees, almost all wearing pink, packed the Westfield gym to watch the 8th grade girls volleyball team challenge the 8th grade boys Beta Club members. The event raised $1,800 that will be donated to the American Cancer Research Foundation. 

Volley for a Cure was organized by Westfield teachers Geri Rydz and Sue Woods, with assistance from 7th and 8th grade Beta Club members. 

When asked about the importance of Volley for the Cure, Geri Rydz, responded, “Sue Woods and I continuously ask for our Beta Club’s help in raising money to support the research efforts being made by the American Cancer Research Foundation because cancer has effected so many people in our community and at our school. 5 years ago this past August, we lost a young 7th grade teacher to this horrible disease. Since then, others teachers at Westfield and throughout our district have struggled with the disease. I personally lost my own mother to breast cancer when I was 16. She passed away while I was downstate playing in the IHSA state championship volleyball game. That being said, volleyball has always been a very important part of my life and I am thrilled to be able to use it as a tool to raise money to help find a cure for breast cancer.

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