This week's city championship volleyball game between Weir and Weirton Madonna will have added meaning for the players, coaches and fans, and we hope our community comes out to show their support.
In addition to being the annual rivalry match between the two schools, players also will be raising awareness and funds to help the fight against breast cancer.
Both teams have said they will be selling T-shirts during the game, and all admissions from the game will go toward the West Virginia Breast and Cervical Screening Program, which provides funding to help with the costs of screening and other tests for uninsured or underinsured women in the Mountain State.
A variety of other sales and activities are planned as well.
This is the latest example of our area residents stepping up to help others, and we applaud everyone involved in putting this fundraiser together.
Breast cancer is among the top killers in our nation, and more needs to be done to diagnose and treat this disease.
We hope you will consider attending this game and supporting these teams and their efforts as they work to help others. Even if you are not a volleyball fan, this is an important cause for all of us.
Show your support.