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October 25, 2012
LIJSL has pink ribbon day for breast cancer research

The Peter Collins Soccer Park in Plainview was bathed in pink on Oct. 14 as the Long Island Junior Soccer League, in conjunction with Estée Lauder, held a Pink Ribbon Day to raise awareness for breast cancer research.

The Estée Lauder Company and the Breast Cancer Research Foundation donated more than 800 pink ribbon bracelets to members of the nearly 40 Girls Under-15 teams that played at the Soccer Park that day.

Players and visitors to the Soccer Park also received pink ribbons and brochures with information celebrating the Estée Lauder Companies’ Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign's 20th anniversary. The campaign supports The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. which was founded by Evelyn H. Lauder.

LIJSL teams wore pink socks, pink jerseys and the pink bracelets.

On Aug. 19, a dozen teams of Estée Lauder employees and executives, and local Girls U-14 and U-15 teams from the LIJSL took part in a series of friendlies to support the fight against breast cancer.

This was the eighth summer that these friendly games have taken place at the Soccer Park, which is donated by the LIJSL for the event. The $1,700 that was raised on Aug. 19 adds to the more than $8.5 million that the Estée Lauder Company has raised for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Statistics have shown that one out of nine Long Island women will be diagnosed with breast cancer.

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