Family Health West and Fruita Monument High School partnered together on Pink Night to raise awareness for breast cancer, recognize survivors and come together for two outstanding basketball games as well. All together 13 cancer survivors we recognized at center court before both games with over a combined 125 years being cancer free. Family Health West and their staff were on site with information regarding breast cancer, sign-ups for mammograms, and to celebrate those that have won the fight with breast cancer.
FMHS Girls Basketball Coach Michael Wells said “Honestly, it’s the highlight of the season when the survivors are here,” Wells said. “When we introduce them, the reception they get, I think it’s neat. It’s something that plays a part in the women’s game, naturally, and I think it’s a way for our girls to really understand some of the things other people face in life. It’s a relatable way for our girls to connect with the community and do something great in the process.”
The FMHS Girls cruised to a 61-27 win over Central and the boys finished with an exciting hard fought 51-50 win over Central’s boys. FMHS is very grateful for our partnership with Family Health West on this project and are excited for the future of this event.