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Footballers kick off breast cancer campaign

North Village Community Club will once again don pink jerseys to heighten public awareness of breast cancer during the month of October.

For every goal scored by the team during the month, Freisenbruch Meyer Group will donate $100 to the Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre (BHC).

More than $2,500 was raised in the last two years alone through donations, T-shirt sales and funds raised by the players.

The fifth annual Kicks for Cancer campaign will be officially launched this Sunday when North Village takes on Flanagan's Onions at Bernard Park at 3pm.

Newly elected club president Stephen Coddington said: “We are a community club and helping others in the community is at the cornerstone of who we are and what we stand for.

“It is our goal to have our biggest and best ‘Kicks for Cancer' campaign yet.”

Each senior team member wears pink jerseys to show their support for women in the community with breast cancer. And plans are underway to expand the campaign to the club's youth programme. The campaign continues on Sunday, October 13 with the Dudley Eve semi-finals at Somerset Cricket Club, with North Village moving to St David's the following Sunday on October 20.

The campaign will come to a close during the last home game of the month on Sunday, October 27 at 3pm against the Devonshire Cougars.

In an effort to raise additional funds, Freisenbruch Meyer Group has agreed to donate $200 for every North Village goal scored during the last game in October.

A club spokesman added: “The idea has grown from the first year with the wearing of pink socks and the second year with pick jerseys...the club merely took in donations.

“Since the introduction of Freisenbruch Meyer as an official sponsor, the last two years have seen over $2,500 raised through donations.”

BHC executive director Tara Soares said she and her colleagues were “very excited” about the upcoming campaign and the continued support of North Village Community Club.

Said Ms Soares: “As team members get ready to once again don their pink uniforms, I wish to thank all the club members for helping our charity to raise awareness and valuable funds to support breast cancer education, prevention and early cancer detection programmes.”

Photo by Mark Tatem In the pink: North Village playing against Cougars in this file picture. The club's players will wear pink jerseys during October to raise awareness of Breast Cancer.

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Published September 24, 2013 at 11:43 am (Updated September 25, 2013 at 12:38 am)

Footballers kick off breast cancer campaign

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