Friday, December 14, 2018

Pottsgrove's 'Pink Out' Gives $4,200 for Cancer Costs

Front row, from left, Kristi Rodriquez, Cassia O’Brien, Carly Morris, Sydney Wasdick, Savannah Lear and Danielle Leach, Treasurer of the Pottsgrove Booster Club. Rear row, from left, Steve Anspach, Athletic Director, Kim Rodriquez, William Ziegler, HS Principal, Anna Carroll, Jodi Sproule, Head Field Hockey Coach,  William Shirk, Superintendent of Schools, Lydia Mace, Nate Tornetta, Justin Adams, Hailey Yerger, Isaiah Glover, Patti Grimm, Board Member, Bill Hawthorne, Head Football Coach, Janiya Jones, Stephanie Van Horn, President of Pottsgrove Football Club and  Jaime Reinhart, Head Coach Girls Volleyball.

Blogger's Note: The following was provided by the Pottsgrove School District.

Members of Pottsgrove’s Football, Field Hockey, Girls Volleyball and Cheerleading teams, along with members of the Pottsgrove Booster Club recently presented a check in the amount of $4,200 to the Phoenixville Cancer Center.

This is the eighth consecutive year Pottsgrove has contributed to the Patient Cancer Fund. 
Oncologist Amy Curran, accepts Pottsgrove's check from
Gary DeRenzo, Director of Community Relations
and Co-Curricular Programs and
school board member and cancer survivor Patti Grimm.

The Cancer Fund helps individuals who are being treated for cancer with the many incidental costs that are not covered by insurance. 

Oftentimes, patients cannot afford or are unable to drive to purchase groceries and other household necessities. The Patient Fund assists with those expenses so that patients can concentrate on their treatment.

Pottsgrove Booster Club, athletes and members of the community have contributed in excess of $15,000 for those patients. Each year, the Pottsgrove High School sponsors their annual “Pink Out” football game in support of those who have been affected by cancer. 

This year, Pottsgrove’s own Middle School Assistant Athletic Director and Trainer, Paul Exley and his wife, Lori, an Episcopalian priest, both diagnosed with cancer in the same year, served as Honorary Captains for the game.

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