The girl's basketball team at Belt High School in Belt, Montana, hopes that members of the crowd at their upcoming game will be wearing plenty of pink in addition to their traditional school colors. The athletes have started the Pack the House in Pink project to raise money for Susan G. Komen for the Cure, according to the Great Falls Tribune
The campaign was started by Belt High senior Emily Urick and freshman Taylor Hoyer and spreads far beyond the basketball court. They have even appealed to their opponent, Fort Benton, to sell pink t-shirts around town to students and residents. Their hope is to have their gym packed with pink on either side of the court to spread breast cancer awareness
"I'd never really thought about it [breast cancer] until I started this project," Hoyer told the news source. "I started to research more about breast cancer. It just makes people recognize how many people can be diagnoed in our small community," she said.
Susan G. Komen is the largest breast cancer organization in the world, donating more than $1.5 billion to breast cancer research since 1982, according to their website.