Cathy Gray was the breast cancer survivor recognized last night at the annual Dig Pink volleyball match between Page and Grimsley High Schools. Many of the women in Cathy's family have suffered from cancer and she talked of not only losing family members but also surviving cancer herself. Cathy spoke with such passion and grace. She shared her story with the audience last night during the recognition ceremony. After chemotherapy and multiple operations, Cathy has been cancer free for nine years. Thank you so much for stressing the importance of mammograms and self examination to help fight a disease that touches the lives of so many. To be sure, the young athletes were paying attention to you! As stated last night, long after the score of the game is forgotten, the young women will remember that they played for a very special cause.
The Dig Pink fundraising event raised several hundred dollars for the Side Out organization and their efforts towards providing breast cancer awareness and helping patients directly. Here's to Greensboro resident Cathy Gray for all that she does do contribute to our community. This award is much deserved.