October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. To recognize the people who have died from and/or are fighting the terrible disease of cancer, all MTHS football players will be wearing a Pink ribbon sticker on the back of their helmets for the rest of the season.
Unfortunately, we all have been touched by this tragic disease in some way. Here at MTHS we are reminded everyday at Mark Macres Memorial Stadium. MTHS athletes touch the rock everyday in remembrance of Mr. Macres’ courageous battle with cancer. This is an opportunity for us all to come together to honor those who have fought and are fighting cancer and work towards finding a cure.
Here are some options if you are interested in donating to the fight against cancer & cancer research to find a cure, in no particular order, with some information on each. The first four directly benefit those in the greater Sacramento area.
1. Shriners Hospitals for Children, Office of Development
2900 Rocky Point Drive
Tampa, FL 33607
Shriners serves seriously ill children (burns, cancer, cleft palate, orthopedic/spine, etc), who have no other healthcare options. The family’s of children treated by the Shriners are not charged for their care. Shriners is funded through grants and donations.
If choosing Shriners, please attach a note asking that the funds being donated be directed to the Sacramento facility.
2. UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center
This link is to their pediatric support services: www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/cancer/Specialties/pediatric/support-resources.html
The Ronald McDonald House is part of the UCDMC program. Donations can be mailed or made online.
Online Donations: https://secure.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/giving/donations/online.html
Donations by mail: www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/cancer/giving/UCDCCC%20Online%20Remit%20Form.pdf
3. Triumph Cancer Foundation
947 Enterprise Drive
Sacramento, CA 95825
This organization is for adult cancer survivors; helping them recover through a physical fitness program.
4. Albie Aware, Inc.
1851 Heritage Lane, Suite 299
Sacramento, CA 95815
This is a local foundation with the focus on breast cancer, stressing awareness, education and support. Donations can be made through the mail or online. www.albieaware.org/
5. Susan G. Komen
This a national foundation. The link to the website is located below and donations can be made through the link.
You can visit the site everyday and click on the mammogram link; clicking on the link helps provide free mammograms for the uninsured.