Two local events raised more than $2,000 for breast cancer programs, while also raising awareness about the disease during October — Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The Andover High School girls’ volleyball team hosted Tewksbury High School in its annual “Dig Pink” match recently. Players from both teams wore pink jerseys for breast cancer awareness and to honor those who have fought and are still fighting breast cancer.

"Dig Pink" has been a longstanding tradition for the volleyball program. The team, led by coaches Jane Bergin, Kerri O’Dea and Britt McNally, decorated the Dunn Gymnasium in pink. There was an entire team effort in decorating “Volley for a Cure” and “Block Out Cancer” signs.

Donations for the raffle and baked goods for the concession stand raised nearly $1,500, all of which will be donated to the Winchester Hospital’s Department of Social Services.

Meanwhile, the annual Breast Cancer Community Event at Chic Consignment on Main Street was held recently and was also a hit for raising money for breast cancer programs.

Chic owner May Doherty said $660 was raised in a raffle and will be donated to SurvivingBreastCancer.Org.

Doherty said there were four raffle prizes: a Coach handbag donated by Chic; five-class gift cards to Home Yoga in Andover; a basket of healing and self-care products donated by Dovetail Apothecary of Andover; and four coaching sessions donated by Laura Dubois.

Plus, a percentage of the day's sales was donated to the cause.


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