Pretty in pink: Olympia boys lacrosse players help fight breast cancer

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Photo by Ricardo Ramirez Buxeda, Orlando Sentinel

Olympia players have raised about $500 so far during their club season

By Nicole Saavedra, Orlando Sentinel

When Greg Ferone’s father picked him up in the middle of lacrosse practice in 2008, he realized something was wrong.

“I knew it was serious because my dad usually never cries,” Ferone said. “When you get hurt, he tells you to just pick your bootstraps up and keep on going. When he cries, it’s something big.”

Ferone’s mother, Debbie, had been diagnosed with breast cancer. She has been cancer free for three years, but the experience inspired Greg.

Ferone and his teammates have spent their fall lacrosse season playing for Lax Bros Fightin’ 4 a Cure, a club team, and raising money for breast-cancer awareness. They take the field in pink-checkered uniforms and tie-dyed pink socks while their mothers sell T-shirts and bracelets to support the MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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