Postponed until 5 p.m. Saturday
The infamous Coach Vince Lombardi was quoted as saying “Individual commitment to a group effort – that’s what makes a team work, a society work, a civilization work.”
Nowhere is this quote more evident than in the Farmington High School Girls Soccer Team this Friday, Sept. 28 at 5 p.m. as their coach Steve Jarvis, parents, fans, school staff, players - and most importantly SURVIVORS - join together for PINK OUT and come out in support of the “Just-B” Cancer Free Foundation, Inc. an evening of breast cancer awareness, fundraising, and festivities during the FHS Girls Soccer Game versus Conard of West Hartford.
The FHS Girls Soccer Team and fan base will be outfitted completely in PINK for this occasion. All attendees are welcomed and encouraged to do so as well to show their support for Breast Cancer Awareness, in celebration of Breast Cancer Survivors, and in honor of those who lost their valiant battle against this horrific disease.
Prior to the start of the game, Breast Cancer survivors from Farmington Valley (including Lisa Legowski for whom the “Just-B” Cancer-Free Foundation was established on June 25, 2011-marking her two year courageous and determined fight and victory over Breast cancer-) will escort the FHS Girls Soccer team onto the field.
Pink Balloons bearing survivor’s names will adorn and outline the field in celebration, honor, and awareness. To raise funds for the “Just-B” Cancer Free Foundation, Inc. a 501(c) (3) organization, admission for the game (5 p.m. JV kick off, 7 p.m. Varsity kick off) is a donation of $3 for children and $5 for adults with all tax deductible proceeds going directly to “Just-B.” In addition, T-Shirts will be available for purchase, as well as other novelty items, food, and the most popular “PINK” cotton candy!
Mia DiTommaso Committee Member of the “Just-B" Cancer Free Foundation, Inc., Chairperson of PINK OUT night, and close, personal friend of Lisa Legowski notes “the difference in the approach of the ‘Just-B’ Foundation, thanks to the tremendous generosity and benevolence of the community is our ability to give back to the Farmington Valley Community with a Mobile Mammography Unit for uninsured or underinsured women to ENSURE early detection which is really the key with breast cancer. For any woman, it provides convenient access to a mammography-it is almost like bringing the mammography to YOU-as oft times women are more likely to put their health care or "self-care" on the back burner due to time constraints, care of their family, and other issues.”
“PINK OUT” is the brain child of both Mia and her daughter Nicole DiTommaso whose best friend Brittany Legowski is also a member of the FHS Girls Varsity Soccer Team.
“Lisa (Legowski) is like my second mom. I was devastated when she first told me the news of her illness, even before Brittany and Justin (Brittany’s twin brother). We are a family. As a family you share and you celebrate good times and support each other when times are difficult. That is also how FHS Girls Soccer Team under the direction of Coach Jarvis is as well and that is what PINK OUT is all about.”
FHS Girls Varsity Soccer Team under Coach Steve Jarvis was a finalist in the Class L 2011 State Championships. Jarvis is noted for his community concentric focus with past teams on similar programs and his dedication on the holistic well being on his team and his community is paramount among area high school coaches.
Major sponsors of PINK OUT night are Farmington Bank, Farmington Sports Arena (FSA), and Kohls Associates in Action. The public is warmly welcomed and eagerly invited to attend a great night out for a wonderful cause. See something good and feel good all at the same time… get out for PINK OUT! FHS Girls Soccer Team!
For more information or to donate to the “Just-B”…Cancer Free Foundation, Inc. please contact, Mark E. Legowski @ 860-676-1040 or 860-944-1758.
Submitted by Teresa Jo Acampora.