The Prospect High School girls’ volleyball program recently reached the $80,000 fundraising mark as part of a 10-year commitment to help fight breast cancer.
In the fall of 2008, IHSA girls’ volleyball programs from around the state began a fundraising initiative to support breast cancer research, and the statewide "Volley for the Cure" program was born. Since then, Prospect High School’s girls’ volleyball teams have helped raise over $80,000.
During this year’s “Volley for the Cure” fundraising drive, Prospect’s girls’ volleyball program raised $5,230 in October, which is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This year’s check was donated this past week to the Northwest Community Hospital Breast Care Center in Arlington Heights. The funds will be used to help pay for mammograms for those who cannot afford them.