IHHS 7th Annual Slam Dunk

IHHS 7th Annual Slam Dunk for The Valley Hospital’s Breast Center
Posted on 11/20/2019
IHHS 7th Annual Slam Dunk for The Valley Hospital’s Breast Center

For the seventh consecutive year, the coaches and team members of the Indian Hills Girls Basketball dedicated the month of October towards fundraising for The Valley Hospital’s Breast Center. Through this annual t-shirt drive, these dedicated “Brave” team members have collectively donated more than $2900 to The Valley Hospital’s Breast Center.

This year, led by coaches Julie Haledjian, Lindsay Rock and Kelly McCourt, members of the Varsity and Junior Varsity “Braves” sold more than 300 short and long sleeve “Be Brave” t-shirts to raise this year’s generous $550 donation.

“My entire basketball program looks forward to this fundraiser every year and we are so glad we can support the cause.” Julie Haledjian, Varsity head coach explains. “With October being breast cancer awareness month, and since many of our friends and family members have fought breast cancer at Valley, we choose to designate the funds towards The Valley Hospital’s Breast Center.”

The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2019, about 271,270 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in U.S. women, and approximately 8,340 of those new cases will be in New Jersey.  The Valley Hospital Breast Center, which has been designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology, is the hospital of choice for many of these newly diagnosed breast cancer patients.  Valley’s multidisciplinary team of experienced physicians, radiologists, cytopathologists, nurses, researchers and coordinators collaborate regarding all aspects of a woman’s breast care in a patient-focused comprehensive breast care program.   

The Valley Hospital Foundation is grateful for this generous donation directed towards the Breast Cancer Fund from Indian Hills High School Girls Basketball team.