Girls soccer team honors breast cancer awareness month by talking about the women it has impacted

Girls soccer team honors breast cancer awareness month by talking about the women it has impacted


BY THE END OF THIS YEAR … MORE THAN 331-THOUSAND WOMEN … ARE EXPECTED TO LEARN THEY HAVE BREAST CANCER. MORE THAN LIKELY … YOU KNOW OR WILL KNOW … SOMEONE AFFECTED BY BREAST CANCER. A LOT OF LOCAL ATHLETES … HAVE BEEN TOUCHED BY IT … INCLUDING A LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER TEAM. LOCAL 24 NEWS REPORTER CAITLIN MCCARTHY … SPENT THE AFTERNOON WITH MEMBERS OF THE EAST HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS SOCCER TEAM … ABOUT WHY IT’S IMPORTANT TO TALK ABOUT BREAST CANCER. Caitlin: EVERY THREE MINUTES, A WOMAN IN THE U-S IS DIAGNOSED WITH BREAST CANCER. I SPOKE WITH A TEAM OF YOUNG WOMEN WHO SAY THIS CAUSE IS MORE THAN THE COLOR PINK. CAITLIN MCCARTHY REPORTING: IT’S FINALLY FALL. IT’S WHEN FALL SPORTS ARE IN ACTION… AND MANY ATHLETES WEAR PINK ON THE FIELD. IT’S IN HONOR OF BREAST CANCER AWARENESS. MEMBERS OF THE EAST HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS SOCCER TEAM DON’T HAVE THE PINK JERSEYS BUT THEY DO STAND IN SOLIDARITY FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE BATTLING THIS VERY REAL DISEASE EVERY DAY. NICHOLE YARBROUGH/COACH: “it’s beyond just recognizing pink.” COACH NICHOLE YARBROUGH’S GREAT- GRANDMOTHER IS A SURVIVOR OF BREAST CANCER. NICHOLE YARBROUGH/COACH: “4it’s beyond just wearing a cute little bow, or just having this big March it’s about what are we going to do to make sure women don’t have to go through this any longer.” SHE WANTS HER PLAYERS TO REMEMBER THIS DISEASE AFFECTS REAL WOMEN. AND GOES BEYOND THE OCTOBER FESTIVITIES. NICHOLE YARBROUGH/COACH not just saving the tatas but saving the woman ONE OF YARBROUGH’S PLAYERS HAS EXPERIENCED LOSS DUE TO BREAST CANCER. SOPHOMORE MARIAH DAVIS SAYS HER GREAT- AUNT WAS A FIGHTER UNTIL THE END. MARIAH DAVIS/ATHLETE 4:35 I’m thankful she’s a fighter and that she didn’t give up DAVIS SAYS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS IS SOMETHING THAT SHOULD BE DISCUSSED BEYOND OCTOBER. MARIAH DAVIS/ATHLETE don’t give up because there are people that care about this and that want to find cures for it so just stay in there and be strong ESPECIALLY THROUGH BATTLING THE STIGMAS. YARBROUGH’S GREAT- GRANDMOTHER LOST HER BREASTS DURING HER FIGHT. NICHOLE YARBROUGH/COACH I would have wanted her to focus on the fact that she did survive breast cancer and although she did lose her a part of her body she didn’t lose herself.” Caitlin: AND THEY WON THEIR GAME! STUDENTS I SPOKE WITH SAY THEY APPRECIATE SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOLS FOR SHOWING SUPPORT FOR BREAST CANCER WITH ITS THINK PINK CAMPAIGN. THEY HOPE PEOPLE ALSO HEAR THEIR STORIES TO HEIGHTEN AWARENESS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.

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