Palisade High volleyball team helps breast cancer patients

The Palisade High School volleyball has donated $1,800 to the Family Health West Foundation as part of an annual effort to raise money and awareness of breast cancer.

The latest donation will help patients with little or no insurance pay for mammograms, biopsies and other breast cancer screening and diagnosis procedures conducted at the Colorado Canyons Hospital & Medical Center in Fruita.

The Colorado High School Activities Association encourages volleyball programs to recognize National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. Since 2009, the Palisade High School volleyball team has raised money and donated $12,500 to help local breast cancer patients.