PICTURED FROM LEFT TO RIGHT:
TOP ROW: COACH KIM CALKINS, KATE S, ANNA K, MCKENZIE E, KATEY R, CLAIRE J, KE`ALA L, MEGAN D & STEVE
BOTTOM ROW: GENEVA E, MEGAN B, RHIANNON H, CAITLIN L, MARIAH O, DARLENE FANUS, RYAN R, BIANCA L, MEREDITH T & JOCELYN B
I love it when I get reports like this one from Michelle Riley, manager of the Girls 96 Blue team.... Congratulations, girls. Well done!!
As most of you may remember, in the fall, the team pulled together over the course of a weekend to put together a fundraising effort in honor of Coach Kim and her late sister, Lisa. As a result of their week long effort of selling baked goods, pink ribbon tattoos, friendship bracelets and shoelaces, the team raised over $700 with another couple hundred dollars in company matching funds! They decided to donate the money towards the Swedish Mobile Mammography Program
Last night before practice, Coach Kim and the team presented the check to Darlene Fanus, the Director of the Swedish Mobile Mammography Program. Not only did Darlene come in person to receive the check, she brought along one of the Breast Care Express Digital Mammography Clinics.
Yep, you read it correctly - the 18-wheeler rolled into Preston, driven by Steve (the father of a long time Seattle club soccer playing college aged daughter) just before 6:00pm. The team had a chance to go into the clinic, see the digital mammography technology, hear from Darlene why the program exists (one particularly memorable anecdote: the woman in Neah Bay area who requested a visit because her husband wouldn’t drive her to a medical facility to have a mammogram!), and most importantly, how early detection of breast cancer can help make it a survivable disease.
Quite frankly, Coach Kim and our girls ROCK!!