BY JEFF FALK
Pink may not be the new black. But it is the color of hope.
On Monday evening at 7 p.m., on the artificial turf of Edward and Jeannie Arnold Field at Earl Boltz Stadium, the Cedar Crest athletic community, and specifically the Falcon field hockey program, will unite to raise cancer awareness and to lend a helping hand to one of its own – Tiff Bare. Bare, a teacher in the Cornwall-Lebanon school district and wife of head boys’ track and field coach Rob Bare, has survived cancer since first being diagnosed with it in 2004.
On this particular night, Cedar Crest will battle Lancaster-Lebanon Section One foe McCaskey during its annual ‘Pink Game’, held to raise awareness and funds for Bare’s fight. Earlier in the evening, the Falcon junior varsity team will battle the Red Tornado on the campus’ adjoining grass field.
After originally being diagnosed with breast cancer, Bare had been cancer free for a period of six years. But since 2010 she has fought a recurrence of the affliction, and is currently being treated for cancer of the liver at the Cancer Treatment Center of America in Chicago.