MATTOON — The fifth annual Volley for a Cure match between the Charleston and Mattoon High School volleyball teams generated $4,455 in donations from the community.
The Charleston and Mattoon volleyball teams have donated the proceeds from Volley for a Cure to the Illinois Breast and Cervical Cancer Program, administered through Sarah Bush Lincoln Health System.
Players on both the Charleston and Mattoon volleyball teams raised money by selling T-shirts with “Volley For A Cure” printed on the front and by asking for sponsorships from area individuals and businesses.
The Illinois Breast and Cervical Cancer Program offers free mammograms and pap tests to women in east Central Illinois who are uninsured and unable to afford the tests.
Free clinical breast examinations, pelvic examinations, Pap tests and mammograms are offered to women who qualify.
The Illinois Breast and Cervical Cancer Program also provides follow-up care for these patients.
While the Illinois Breast and Cervical Cancer Program is available to every county in Illinois, Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center is the lead agency of the East Central Illinois Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program.
The East Central Illinois Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program’s nine-county service area includes Coles, Clark, Crawford, Cumberland, Douglas, Edgar, Effingham, Jasper, and Moultrie counties.
Women are invited to call 1-800-331-1689 for more information and to learn locations of local service providers with the Illinois Breast and Cervical Cancer Program.