VHS Athletics Thanks Minette’s Angels

By on October 14, 2016

Minette Grosso McKenna's son Chris did the coin toss at the football game against Glen Ridge.

Minette Grosso McKenna’s son Chris did the coin toss at the football game against Glen Ridge.

The Verona Hillbillies Athletic Department would like to give a warm, Hillbilly Thank You to Minette’s Angels Foundation for their contributions to our athletic teams. When a spectator attends a sporting event in the month of October, they will notice the color pink added to our traditional Maroon & White colors.

The pink accessories, including socks, laces, and armbands, were generously donated by the Minette’s Angels Foundation to raise awareness in the fight against Breast Cancer. In addition to sponsoring our athletics teams, the foundation is gracious enough to sponsor scholarships for our Verona Hillbillies entering the medical field as well as our annual Dig Pink Volleyball game vs. Cedar Grove and our Cheerleading showcase on October 19. Minette’s son, Chris, recently performed the coin toss at the football game vs. Glen Ridge and Minette’s sister, Susie Loth, will perform the coin toss at the Dig Pink game. Minette’s Husband, Ken McKenna will also be in attendance at the Cheerleading Event.

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The Minette Grosso McKenna Angel Foundation was founded in 2004, a year after Minette passed away from breast cancer. Her courage, strength and determination during her ten year battle inspired many and was the inspiration for our Foundation. The Foundation, through its Board of Trustees and volunteers, works tirelessly to carry on Minette’s legacy.girlssoccer-pinkgear

As a nurse, Minette devoted herself to those in her care. She continued that dedication by offering assistance and support to other cancer patients throughout her own battle. She was involved in many breast cancer organizations helping to raise much needed funding for research, education, screening and treatment.

The Minette Grosso McKenna Angel Foundation changed its name to Minette’s Angels in 2011. The mission, to keep the spirit of Minette alive by supporting breast cancer patients and survivors, remains the same. The foundation provides assistance to those in treatment, supports research and promotes breast health awareness, which is vital to saving lives.

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Chris McKenna photo courtesy Kathleen Seubert. VHS girls soccer team photo courtesy Andy Yeates.

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