Friday, February 10, 2012

York Lady Wildcats Raise $16K Toward Breast Cancer Awareness


For the second year in a row, the York High School Girls Basketball Team’s “Hoops for a Cure” event helped motivate the entire community, raising over $16,000 for the Breast Cancer Living Well Program at York Hospital.

The event, described as “part winter carnival, part sporting event, part food festival and part fundraiser,” featured a Free Throw Shootout and an evening of entertainment. The night’s events included dozens of raffle baskets donated by York sport teams, along with many silent auction items, the popular "chuck-a-duck" and three basketball games against Traip Academy. In between, the spectators were treated to a show by York’s fourth grade dribbling teams with a dinner and dessert donated by Ruby’s Wood Grill and York Hospital's Dining Room.

Jud Knox, President of York Hospital, was “thrilled with the overwhelming turnout and enthusiastic support shown that evening by the girls…coaches, parents and certainly the other teams who contributed immeasurably to the evening’s success.”

The money they raised will help to support the hospital’s Breast Cancer Living Well programs, designed to improve the quality of life for women diagnosed with, undergoing treatment for and recovering from breast cancer. These funds support programs, services and support systems, including rehabilitation exercise programs, integrative therapies like massage, Reiki and Art Hope, emergency funds for gas and food, assistance with prosthetics, etc.

For more information about York Hospital’s Breast Cancer Living Well Program, contact 207-351-2385 or

Photo Caption: York Hospital representatives receive check for $16,000 at the recent Hoops For A Cure event at York High School: (left to right) Boys' Varsity Coach Randy Small, Susan Kelly Westman, Laurie Knox, Girls' Varsity Coach Rick Clark, Crystal Butler RN, Jud Knox, Amanda Demetri Lewis DO, Addie LaBonte, Karen Cribby, Kira Wendorf MD, Andrea Mountford, Ruby Cribby, Robin LaBonte, Marquis MacGlashing, Emily Campbell