Pembroke High School Turns Pink To Raise Money For Cancer Research

January 24, 2014 Updated Jan 24, 2014 at 12:53 AM EDT

By WKBW Admin

January 24, 2014 Updated Jan 24, 2014 at 12:53 AM EDT

Pembroke High School's colors are green-and-white...but Thursday night...the school was all pink.
as the girls varsity basketball team took to the court to fight breast cancer. A sea of pink greeted basketball fans at Pembroke High School as they came through the front door. The girls varsity game against Oakfield-Alabama is just one of the highlights of the night. It's an event centered around raising money for breast cancer research.

For the third year, it's a night to raise funds for Roswell Park Cancer Institute. What got all this rolling? The wife of one of the teachers...was diagnosed with breast cancer. What started as a small school fundraiser three years ago, has blossomed into a community wide event, with the girls basketball team leading the way.

The team, along with family and friends were able to collect more than 75 auction items and baskets. The three top "Bald for Bucks" fund raisers got to get clipped in front of the whole crowd right before the game. When the night was over, the home team had won the game and raised more than 11 thousand dollars for breast cancer research.