Local high schools host pink events on Friday night

By Patti Carpenter

Two “pink events” will be held on Friday night to raise money to fund breast cancer research and to raise awareness about the disease. Rocky Mountain High School basketball players will be hosting a fundraising event to help fight breast cancer on Friday at their home game against Thermopolis.

The theme of the RMHS event will be “Peace, Love and a Cure,” and tie-dyed T-shirts commemorating the event will be on sale. There will also be a silent auction. Proceeds from the event will be donated to the local Relay for Life fundraiser. For more information, contact Rod Winland at 548-2723.

Lovell event

Lovell High School basketball teams are hosting a similar event to help middle school librarian Shelly Lohof raise awareness and much needed funds to find a cure for breast cancer. Both the boys and girls varsity basketball teams will battle it out against Greybull at home at the annual “pack the place in pink” event to be held on Friday night at Lovell High School.

The fundraiser will also include a 50/50 raffle, silent auction and bake sale. Some additional pink items will be available for purchase at the event, including a limited number of black and pink shirts. Cash donations will also be accepted.

Each Susan G. Koman walk raises several million dollars. The contributions are used not only to fund research but also to provide preventative testing for women who cannot afford breast exams and mammograms.

“This is just one little step we can do as a community to make a difference,” said Lohof.

For more information, contact Lohof at 899-4962 or 548-6492.