Catholic school pink volleyball games help cancer patients

By Clarion Herald Staff

The 2017 “pink” volleyball games at Catholic high schools and colleges throughout the Archdiocese of New Orleans helped raise $41,234 for the Tulane Cancer Center’s Patient Relief Fund, which provides assistance for cancer patients facing financial burdens that could become barriers to their care.

The games and related fund-raisers were held this year at Archbishop Chapelle High School, Cabrini, Mount Carmel Academy, St. Scholastica  Academy and Loyola University New Orleans. They are generally held in October during Breast Cancer Awareness month.

“This was a record-breaking year for the patient relief fund,” said Melanie Cross, manager of communications for the Tulane Cancer Center.

Over five years, the games have raised $116,000 for the center’s patient relief fund, Cross said. The “pink” games have been played for approximately 10 years.

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