POLLYBALL TOURNAMENT RAISES $76,000 TO SUPPORT BREAST CANCER SERVICES

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POLLYBALL TOURNAMENT RAISES $76,000 TO SUPPORT BREAST CANCER SERVICES

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POLLYBALL TOURNAMENT RAISES $76,000 TO SUPPORT BEAST CANCER SERVICES

Thanks to the Hylant family and to support from the Promedica health care organization, as well as dozens of corporate and business sponsors, the YWCA’s Healthy Connections program has received more than $76,000 to support its comprehensive education and breast cancer resource center. The check was presented to the YWCA on December 13.

Pollyball honors Polly Hylant-Tracy who lost her battle with cancer in 1990. The annual fundraising event has raised more than $1,000,000 to support breast cancer detection and awareness programs throughout the region over the past 28 years.

The 2018 Pollyball tournament was held in late summer at International Park and involved some 650 participants and more than 50 teams.

For nearly a decade, the Hylant family has dedicated Pollyball proceeds to the YWCA’s Healthy Connections program, which offers free breast health education sessions to various community agencies, shelters, apartment communities, senior centers, clinics, health fairs, and any other areas where underserved women congregate. It also provides linkage to no-cost or low-cost mammography through several programs in the area, as well as intensive case management to those with abnormal breast symptoms and/or breast cancer diagnoses.

Next year’s tournament is scheduled for August 10, 2019