During the school year, athletic teams at the school held special cancer awareness events at field and ice hockey games.
“Each team dressed in pink or teal to signify a certain kind of cancer,” said Saint Dominic Academy principal Donald Fournier. “The gate money collected at each game was then pooled by the teams to make up the total amount.”
The loss of beloved coach Don Boucher to cancer in November 2012 inspired students to launch the effort in his honor.
“This was a particularly trying year for our girls’ ice hockey team,” said Fournier. “Don was their coach and he died at the beginning of the season. It was his form of cancer that spurred the girls to wear teal.”
The Breast Health Program at St. Mary’s provides comprehensive education, treatment services and support. The program offers clinical, educational, psychosocial and personal resources for learning more about breast health.
“I feel very moved and fulfilled knowing that our students care enough to sponsor these events and give back to the community that has given them so much,” said Fournier.
Students from Saint Dominic Academy in Auburn visited St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center recently to present a donation check of $1,662.55 to the hospital’s breast cancer awareness program.