Girls Volleyball donates to PSS

Sports. The Pope John Girls Volleyball team made a donation to the Project Self-Sufficiency's breast health program.

| 19 Nov 2019 | 12:28

The girls’ volleyball team at Pope John XXIII Regional High School recently raised funds for Project Self-Sufficiency’s breast health program that combines in-school education with fundraising.

"The Pope John Girls Volleyball Team is honored to continue to help such a worthy cause," stated the three senior team captains, Jacqueline Taylor, Sofia Russo, and Meaghan Doherty.

“Combating the high incidence of late stage breast cancer in this region is one of our highest priorities, and we are extremely grateful to the members of the Pope John Girls’ Volleyball team for this generous donation which will allow us to continue our breast health educational programs,” stated. Deborah Berry-Toon, Executive Director of Project Self-Sufficiency. Project Self-Sufficiency has provided free mammograms, public relations campaigns, and in-school presentations.

Breast cancer is often a silent disease, with virtually no symptoms, but it is often completely curable if diagnosed in its early stages. In 1980, the national five-year survival rate for women diagnosed with early stage breast cancer was about 74%; today that number is 99%. There are currently more than 3.1 million breast cancer survivors in the United States.

To make a donation or to learn about the programs and services offered at Project Self-Sufficiency, call 973-940-3500 or visit