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Taking a Bite out of Cancer


The Byron Center Bulldogs bit cancer Oct. 21 during their home football game. Varsity players donned neon yellow jerseys with the names of honorees who have battled cancer. Immediately after the game, players individually presented the jerseys to the person they were honoring or their family members.

The team hosted Bite Cancer Night to support the Bite Cancer Foundation, a nonprofit charitable organization whose mission is to serve and support Byron Center families that are actively battling cancer. The game is the initial Bite Cancer Foundation event.

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Erin Albanese
Erin Albanese
Erin Albanese is associate managing editor and reporter, covering Byron Center, Kentwood, Wyoming and Grand Rapids Community College. She was one of the original SNN staff writers, helping launch the site in 2013 and enjoys fulfilling the mission of sharing the stories of public education. She has worked as a journalist in the Grand Rapids area since 2000. A graduate of Central Michigan University, she has written for The Grand Rapids Press, Advance Newspapers, On-the-Town Magazine and Group Tour Media. Read Erin's full bio or email Erin.

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