FAIRVIEW — The Fairview Eagles hosted the Mio-Au Sable Thunderbolts for their annual pink out game to fight against cancer. The fundraiser has been going on since 2012. The teams held a raffle, silent auction, bake sell and more that raised over $10,000. After the JV volleyball game, the athletes honored those that had been affected by cancer. Mio native and cancer survivor Corrina VanBeest appreciates the love from the community, especially after she fought a carcinoid tumor in her left lung.
“I had people in the community that I didn’t even know send me cards,” said VanBeest. “It’s just amazing what the community does when people are down and out. An event like this that raises money so you can do it for more people, it’s just really special.”
Mio won the pink out game in three sets, 25-12, 26-24 and 25-16, but for Thunderbolt sophomore Reagan McGregor she appreciated playing in honor of her step mom.
“She’s overcome it, so I play for her,” said McGregor. “It really pulls the community together and we just fight for breast cancer.”
Mio is now (8-2) in the North Star League Conference and (21-12-5) overall.