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Tuesday May 31st, 2016 3:51AM

Cumming softball tournament raises $5K for breast cancer program

By Staff
CUMMING - Forsyth Central High School's (FCHS) Lady Bulldogs girl's softball team recently presented Northside Hospital's Breast Care Program with a $5,000 check to help raise awareness of breast cancer.

The money was raised during the team's 2012 "Pink Out" softball tournament, held Sept. 6-9, at FCHS. All proceeds from admissions, T-shirt sales, concessions and donations were presented to the hospital.

The 2012 Pink Out tournament included teams from Jefferson and Lambert high schools, and Providence Christian Academy. Led by head coach Bill Richardson, the Lady Bulldogs spearhead all of the pre-tournament fundraising efforts throughout the county. Each year, the torch is passed to the next group of upper classmen, to continue the tradition of community service. In all, Pink Out has generated more than $13,300 for Northside's Breast Care Program.

For more information about supporting the Northside Hospital's Breast Care Program, visit http://www.northside.com.

Caption: Members of the Forsyth Central High School Lady Bulldogs varsity girl's softball team present a check for $5,000 to Northside Hospital Breast Health Coordinator Susan Casella. Front row (l-r): Carrlyn Kiser, Rachel Karlan, Lindsey Sokolowsky, Naomi Chance, Leanna Davis and Lexi Bump. Back row (l-r): Susan Casella, Jazmin Decker, Brianna Sullivan, Katie Albert, Hannah Carpenter, Morgan Poe and Sarah Dean. Not pictured : Jessica Dunn, Olivia Brasher, Taylor Alton, Marissa Hull, Alexa Hull, Haley Goughnor, Meredith Black, Caroline Thomas, Abby Pritchard, Allie McConnell, Devyn Malinzak, Bonnie McKinnon and Hannah Grindle.

The Northside Hospital health care delivery system, a not-for-profit health care provider, has served north Metro Atlanta for more than 40 years. With more than 2,200 physicians and 8,200 employees, the hospital sees nearly 700,000 patient visits a year. Staff provide a full range of health care services, including women's health, cancer care, emergency care, surgery, specialty medicine and a wide array of outpatient services at many locations. Northside Hospital offers high-quality health care at Northside Hospital-Atlanta in Sandy Springs, Northside Hospital-Cherokee in Canton and Northside Hospital-Forsyth in Cumming.
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