ROME, Ga. -- Berry College softball celebrated Pink Day on Sunday, April 6 when Hendrix College visited Ford Field.
It was a successful day for the Vikings. In addition to sweeping all four games from the Warriors this weekend, the program raised more than $5000 to fight cancer and more donations are expected.
Berry's efforts will contribute to two worthy causes. Half of the proceeds earned at the Berry events will be donated to the Festival of Life, celebrating Kelly Moore's battle with cancer. She has been battling cancer since 2011. Kelly is mother to Berry softball player, Sarah Moore.
The other half of the proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society's Hope Lodge. There are currently 31 Hope Lodge locations throughout the United States. The Lodge provides a free place to stay for cancer patients and their care-givers when their treatment may be in a city far from home. Not having to worry about where to stay or how to pay for lodging allows guests to focus on getting well. The Hope Lodge provides a nurturing, home-like environment where guests can retreat to private rooms or connect with others.
"We were thrilled with response from Pink Day," said Cori Thiermann. "We want to thank everyone who contributed and helped make this event successful. More importantly, we are delighted to help a great cause and support Kelly Moore."