The Dig Pink Tradition at Mayfield


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All three Mayfield volleyball teams won their Dig Pink games! Photo courtesy of The Mayfield Crier Staff.

PASADENA, California– On Friday, students, teachers, family, and friends packed into Mayfield’s Sister Mary Wilfred Gym for the annual Dig Pink volleyball game against FSHA. Tensions were high, but in the end, Mayfield won all three Frosh, JV, and Varsity games. According to Mayfield’s Director of Athletics Mr. Bergen, over $1,300 was collected at the door of the gym and once all students purchase their 2022 Dig Pink shirts, the total amount of money raised will be $2800. All funds will be sent to the Cancer Support Community

The Dig Pink game tradition was started by the Sideout Foundation in order to raise funds for cancer research. The foundation’s goal is to give volleyball teams a lasting tradition and enable young people to make a difference. It has clearly become a very important part of the Mayfield Senior community.

Cancer Support Community is located in Pasadena and provides support to patients, caregivers, and families that are affected by cancer. The organization offers free services such as support groups, counseling, classes to promote a healthy lifestyle, educational workshops, social gatherings, and resources and referrals. Cancer Support Community also focuses on diversity, equity, and inclusion, and aims to support communities with higher death rates, which tend to be marginalized groups. 

Even though the big game has ended, October is still national Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in women, and it is the second leading cause of death among women. You can still wear your Dig Pink shirt every Wednesday, and it is important to wear pink whenever you can to raise awareness.