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High school team sports pink for breast cancer awareness

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BATON ROUGE- Friday night football is a tradition in south Louisiana.

It's a time for local high school teams to show their stuff on the turf.

But tonight as the Parkview Baptist School, Eagles took on the Tigers of East Feliciana High School.

The two teams sided on one thing, tackling breast cancer.

From pink cleats to pink wristbands, there were even pink instrument, both teams dudded pink accessories, for the cause.

But tonight for Parkview, it was much more than wearing pink.

It was celebrating one of their own.

Patsy Deshazo, is a health teacher at Parkview, and was recently diagnosed with breast cancer..

"I completed my last series of treatment yesterday, so I have a lot to celebrate tonight," says Patsy Deshazo.

She says it's a good feeling seeing all the outpour of people supporting tonight's event.

"I never thought I would be in this situation, but to see the support that the students and Mr. Green, and teachers have given me and my families has gotten me through this," says Deshazo.

Parkview has had the pink game for 4 years, school leaders say it's a way to rally community support.

"Parkview Baptist, is certainly a community partner in the things that affect our community the most. This is an opportunity to say yes we're with you," says Parkview's headmaster, Don Green.

With that support, Deshazo, says she can continue doing what she loves.

"Teaching a whole lot. I enjoy teaching. It's something I look forward to doing everyday," says Deshazo.



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