Tuesday, March 25, 2014

St. Francis To Host Albie Cancer Benefit

By Steven Shaff

The St. Francis softball team will host the Albie Swingin’ for Life softball tournament Saturday, March 29 at St. Francis High School.

Six schools will participate in the breast cancer benefit sponsored by the Albie Aware Breast Cancer Foundation, including Davis Senior, Christian Brothers, Pioneer, River City and host St. Francis. Pioneer and River City will play at 11 a.m., followed by Davis Senior and Oak Ridge at 1 p.m. and Christian Brothers plays host St. Francis at 3 p.m. The suggested donation at the gate is $5 with all kids under 16 and breast cancer survivors wearing pink welcome without a donation.

There will also be a 50/50 raffle and BBQ supplied by the St. Francis Booster Club.

Albie Aware was created in 2002 in the memory of Albie Ciucci Carson, St. Francis Class of ‘65, who lost her battle with breast cancer. Despite Albie’s vigilance and post treatment follow-ups, she was not referred for additional, available screening modalities that would have shown that her cancer had spread. Albie’s husband, Doug Carson, created this foundation to help save the lives of other women and men by assisting with education and testing: things he felt were missing from Albie’s treatments.

Albie Aware is dedicated to the early detection and treatment of breast cancer through education, awareness, and testing. The Foundation provides support services to those diagnosed with breast cancer. In the past four years, the Albie Aware Swingin’ for Life games have raised more than $35,000 to support men and women diagnosed with breast cancer in the greater Sacramento Community.

For more information, contact AlbieAware.org. Albie Swingin for Life Softball Tournament 11 a.m., Pioneer vs. River City 1 p.m., Davis Senior vs. Oak Ridge 3 p.m., Christian Brothers vs. St. Francis

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