SPASH Volleyball Serves Up $11k For Breast Cancer Patients
For the City-Times
If you want a picture of what happens when a team rallies for a cause, just look at the SPASH volleyball team. SPASH JV and Varsity volleyball teams hosted an event at their October 3 game that promoted breast health education and breast cancer awareness. On December 13, they presented a check for over $11,000 to support local breast cancer patients.
Proceeds, collected from 50% of admission sales, pink t-shirts sales and a silent auction, went to the Breast Care Center Fund at Saint Michael’s Foundation. The Breast Care Center fund was created in 2012 to help support patients, programs and initiatives of the Breast Care Center at Ministry Saint Michael’s Hospital.
“Three years ago we decided to put our talents and love of volleyball to a good cause,” shared Julie Johnson SPASH volleyball head coach. “We are so pleased with our continued success and are so proud to keep the donations local once again this year.”
The SPASH volleyball team rallied other teams to join the cause including, Ben Franklin and P.J. Jacobs Junior High Schools.
“The amount of energy and enthusiasm these young ladies have around raising funds for breast cancer patients is tremendous,” shared Angie Heuck, Saint Michael’s Foundation Director. “Through a collaborative spirit they have embraced the cause with their whole hearts and will impact many lives as a result.”
About Ministry Health Care
Ministry Health Care is an integrated healthcare delivery network serving more than 1.1 million people across Wisconsin and eastern Minnesota. Ministry generates nearly $2.2 billion in annual operating revenue with 15 hospitals, 47 clinics, and more than 12,000 associates including 650 physicians and advanced practice clinicians. Ministry Health Care recently joined Ascension Health as the second healthcare ministry in Wisconsin. Ascension is the largest Catholic and not-for-profit healthcare system in the nation. Ministry is ranked among the top 20 percent of healthcare systems in the country according to Truven Health Analytics.