Boston High School: Molly Eisenberg

2nd annual 'Team Molly' event this Friday

October, 11, 2011
On Friday, October 14th, the Needham High School Girls Volleyball program will run the 2nd annual Team Molly Ovarian Cancer Awareness Event at their home Bay State Conference match against Milton High School.

"Team Molly" is an education effort, which bears the name of a brave young woman and all-star athlete, Molly Eisenberg of Lexington, Massachusetts. In 2009, at just the age of 19, Molly lost her battle with ovarian cancer. In honor of Team Molly and in an effort to promote ovarian cancer awareness, the Varsity, JV and Freshman teams from both schools will sport teal armbands and shoelaces.

The "Teal Ribbon" is the nationally recognized ribbon color for awareness and support of Ovarian Cancer. Ovarian Cancer is a disease which education and awareness is critical for survival.

The JV (NHS A Gym) and Freshman (NHS B Gym) games will begin at 4 p.m., with the Varsity game to follow around 5:15 p.m. in the A Gym.

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Lexington brings back 'Volley for Molly'

July, 22, 2011
Ovations for the Cure of Ovarian Cancer, a national organization dedicated to research, patient support programs and raising awareness of ovarian cancer, has rejoined forces for a third year with Lexington High School for “Volley for Molly,” a high school volleyball tournament fundraiser during September in memory of their former student, Molly Eisenberg. Molly passed away in October 2009 from ovarian cancer at age 19, although her spirit lives on through this event.

In 2009 and in recognition of National Ovarian Cancer Awareness month, Lexington hosted Volley for Molly in honor of their friend and star player Molly Eisenberg. Led by her previous volleyball coach, Jane Bergin, who remains volleyball coach at the school, this event raised almost $15,000 for ovarian cancer research, awareness and patient programs. Molly was able to view that first event, which drew more than 1,000 people, through a live internet feed. In 2010, a year after Molly passed away, the event raised an overwhelming $24,000.

Volley for Molly is 4-9:30 p.m. Friday; Sept. 30, 2011 at the Ralph Lord Gymnasium at Lexington High School, 251 Waltham St., Lexington, MA. Tickets are $5 for students and $8 for adults. Tickets can also be purchased at the door on the night of the event. Sponsorship opportunities are still available.

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