The Battle for the Cure volleyball event held by high school athletes from Archmere Academy in Claymont and St. Elizabeth’s High School in Wilmington brought in $10,400 to benefit the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center.
The game, during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, doubles as a fundraiser. The venue alternates between St. Elizabeth’s and Archmere gyms and this year took place Oct. 11 at Archmere.
Total fundraising for the Graham Cancer Center since the event started in 2007 now stands at $48,437.
While the annual game is the main focus, students are also the main engine for garnering financial support through sales of T-shirts, student-made bracelets, homemade baked goods, raffles and other efforts. This year, a beautiful hand-made quilt depicting breast-cancer awareness sold at an auction on game day for $650.
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