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Pink Night Scores Big Win for Cancer Charity

“Pink Night,” a program in which the Middlesex County College and Brookdale Community College basketball teams supported cancer awareness, was held at Middlesex on February 21. The men’s and women’s teams from both schools wore special warm-up t-shirts and members of the MCC women’s team organized a bake sale and collected donations for a cancer charity. Before the women’s game, Corine Mogenis, a thyroid cancer survivor, officiated at a ceremonial tipoff. She is tossing the ball, and is flanked by Middlesex forward Kaitlyn Johnsen (left) and Brookdale’s Kristina Dellanno. In the background, from left, Middlesex President Joann La Perla-Morales; Michel Powell, MCC head coach; and Rich Brunson, Brookdale head coach. The fundraising effort raised $250, which was donated to Peppermints & Ginger, an organization that provides comfort kits to chemotherapy patients.