NFTA Transporter

Thursday, October 6, 2011

On the field

Sun. Oct. 9, Ralph Wilson Stadium will be seeing a lot more pom poms than usual. 340, actually. And pink. At the Buffalo Bills “Billieve” game approximately 170 current and former Buffalo Jills will perform prior to kick-off and hold a ribbon ceremony to support breast cancer awareness. The squad will, for the first time ever, span six decades. In the middle of it all, is Metro’s very own Lisa Piecki.

Lisa cheered from 1993 to 1998. “And it’s been challenging,” she said. “We’ve been practicing several hours a night, three nights a week for just under a month. However, it has been very rewarding working together with so many talented women of various ages."

Approximately twenty Jills alumnae have traveled in from out of town, many of them balance full time careers and family obligations. Separate from the routine and at their own initiative, many of the Jills alumnae have also actively been raising funds for breast cancer research. Lisa personally raised over $600, much of it from colleagues here at the NFTA.

“I feel so fortunate to have friends and family that have shown their support in contributing to this great cause.” All donations collected on behalf of the Jills alumnae will be presented to the Susan G. Komen Foundation sometime later this month.