Source: NorthFulton.com

Alpharetta, Chattahoochee high schools join against breast cancer

by Jonathan Copsey

October 10, 2012

ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Alpharetta High School will host the second annual Pink Out football game benefiting Susan G. Komen and Northside Breast Care Center on Friday, Oct.19. This year’s event will highlight “Two teams, one cause,” as Alpharetta High School and Chattahoochee High School will join together to raise funds for a cure.

The Alpharetta Raiders will face the Chattahoochee Cougars Oct. 19 at ACVB Field at Raider Stadium in a community football rivalry. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and these schools are joining together along with Northside Hospital to show support for breast cancer awareness. Both schools are selling T-shirts for the event and collecting donations during the football game. Proceeds will go to the Susan G. Komen Foundation and Northside Hospital Breast Care Program.

“Last year’s Pink Out at Alpharetta High School was an amazing and inspiring event that touched the lives of so many individuals in our community,” said Shannon Kersey, principal of Alpharetta High School. “I am even more inspired by this year’s plans for Pink Out because now two schools have joined together for one cause, and we will be able to positively impact even more families. While there is no doubt that the healthy rivalry between these two neighborhood high schools will continue, it is comforting that on this one night, Raiders and Cougars will stand united.”

Tim Duncan, principal of Chattahoochee High School, said he fully supports the partnership between Alpharetta High and Chattahoochee High.

“As principal, I’m well aware of the great neighborhood rivalry between Chattahoochee and Alpharetta,” Duncan said. “I’m glad that for one night that we can use such a large event to unify the community by setting aside our team colors to focus on a disease that affects us all. So many of our competitions divide us, but finding a cure for cancer will take all of us working together.”

The entire Alpharetta stadium will be regaled in pink. Fans, players, cheerleaders and band members will wear a pink item in support of this worthy cause. The marching bands from AHS and CHS are also uniting to play a special musical tribute at halftime. There will be a special presentation honoring all breast cancer survivors and those that have lost their battle before the game beginning at 7 p.m. For additional information about the event, please visit www.alpharettaraiders.org or www.hoochfootball.net. Tickets for the game are $7 and can be purchased that evening at the stadium.

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