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Pollack and Jenkins Lead GVS Fundraisers

Pollack and Jenkins Lead GVS Fundraisers

Pollack and Jenkins Lead GVS Fundraisers


The “Walk Where You Are” initiative, a 5K on Sprole, raised over $1,000 dollars.

Staff Writer

November 2, 2023

Teo Everts '26

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month and students hosted and participated in fundraisers on campus to benefit the Susan G. Komen foundation (SGK). 

On Saturday, October 25, Girls Varsity Soccer hosted a “pinkout” game against Worcester Academy to raise money for SGK, which raises awareness of and funds for the fight against breast cancer. Community members supported the foundation by participating in a 5K walk on October 22 on Hemingway Track. 

The “Walk Where You Are” initiative— which the 5K was a part of— started during the pandemic, when many women affected by breast cancer were reluctant to endanger their health by participating in public walks and runs. The initiative allows those women and their supporters to participate from any location and contribute to the cause. 

Quinn Pollack ’25 and Morgan Jenkins ’25 have been organizing events to support the foundation since last year. Pollack ’25 said, “The Hotchkiss Medical Society has been donating to Susan G. Komen for years. However, Morgan and I, who have been involved in this cause since we were young, brought it to GVS just last year. I was a new student, and this was something I struggled to get started at my old school, but with the support of the team and last year’s [head] coach, Mrs. Christy Cooper, we were able to create the event I hoped for. I hope after I graduate, there will be someone to continue the tradition.” Approximately 50 people turned out to walk and the event raised 1300 dollars. Pollack said, “The walk was so much fun. It is always heartwarming to watch the community come together!” 

The pink-out themed game was held four days after the walk. Many fans showed up in pink to showcase their support for the charitable cause. Players also wore pink socks, which were provided by the Athletics Department. 

Although the team lost to Worcester 2-1, Head Coach Missy Wolff said, “In a fiercely contested match against a talented Worcester team, the Bearcats showcased their determination and mettle. The unwavering support from the community, both for the game and the breast cancer awareness cause, was deeply appreciated. We extend our heartfelt thanks to all who joined us. Despite our disappointment in not fully seizing certain opportunities, we remain eager to regroup and focus on our upcoming match this Saturday!” 

Jenkins said, “We knew going into the game that it was going to be a really tough one. In the past, Worcester was the best in our league and every year they send five or more players to Division 1 programs. I think the way we played was amazing. We fought really hard in honor of the women who fight each and every day and their families who are also affected by breast cancer and in the end it was an extremely close game. All of our players truly gave it their all, and, even though we fell short, I am very proud of the way we played and to all come together in support of such an important cause."

Teo Everts is a staff writer for The Record.

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