LEVELLAND, Texas - In an attempt to raise money to fight
breast cancer, the South Plains College athletic department teamed up with Covenant
Hospital of Levelland and raffled off a trip for two to Las Vegas at halftime
of the Lady Texans February 17 victory over Frank Phillips College. Dr. Ifan Knotts, a Spanish teacher at the
Reese Center won the trip.
Covenant Hospital will use the raised funds to help provide
mammograms for qualifying women living within Hockley County.
A mammogram is a low-dose, non-invasive X-ray used to
examine and search for breast tissue irregularities. The American Cancer Society recommends a
screening mammogram every one to two years for women, beginning at age 40. This is important due to the fact that
successful treatment is often linked to early detection.