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Whitman teams play for the cure

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and through awareness, education, and empowerment, organizations throughout the world help with this month-long awareness campaign to bring focus to this deadly disease. Students and teachers in the South Huntington School District have held many and varied fund-raising programs to help in this universal cause.

The Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation is the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists. They work together to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all, and energize science to find cures. Thanks to events throughout the district, and generous contributions from the South Huntington community and communities all over the world, the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation has become the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world.

Many of Walt Whitman’s athletic teams have worked together with their on-field rivals to help support this cause. Pictured above is the Whitman field hockey team at a recent game against Commack; the Whitman girls volleyball team, who played against Bay Shore, appears below. Both teams recently dedicated their athletic contests to the cause. Presently with a league record of 10 wins and 3 losses, the Whitman field hockey team, coached by Stephanie Bodenburg, is poised to enter the playoffs as a team to be reckoned with.

Steve Bartholomew handles public relations for the South Huntington school district.

Tags: South Huntington schools , sports , good deeds

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