The Windsor High School volleyball team is accepting monetary donations to help high school teacher Heather Lyons with her medical costs in her fight against breast cancer. For any person who donates $20 or more, they will receive a Fight On T-shirt.
Lyons, 39, teaches significant support needs in the WHS special education department, and is raising four children — Austin, 12; twin 10-year-old boys Aidan and Ajay; and daughter Amy, 4 — with her husband Marc.
Lyons’ cancer diagnosis, which was in stage 1, came in early March and she only took three weeks off from school following a double mastectomy April 2.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month falls every October, and the Windsor High School volleyball team is doing its part by raising money to help Lyons pay for future medical treatments.
Contact head coach LaVerne Huston at (970) 302-9204 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org or assistant coach Kristin Ervin at (970) 686-8100, extension 3682, or email at email@example.com for more information. Donors can also contact any Windsor High School volleyball player or parent.
Donations can be left at the high school main office, 1100 W. Main St. in Windsor. T-shirts are available in all youth and adult sizes. Make checks payable to WHS Volleyball. Add contact info and T-shirt size on the outside of the envelope along with the donation, and mark Heather’s, Kristin’s or LaVerne’s name on the front of the envelope.
Donations for Lyons will go on throughout October, but the $20 donation for a T-shirt must be made by Tuesday.
Lyons didn’t have to undergo chemotherapy or radiation treatments with the type of breast cancer she was diagnosed with, but she has to take drug treatments for five years to keep the cancer from developing again in her body.