Broaddus said she was happy to respond to Katie Sauter's request to staff an information table Friday night.

"Anything that we can do to honor what her mother started, raising awareness and education in the community," said Broaddus, who was joined at the table by Ellen Bilenki, a nurse navigator for the breast center. "She (Carol Sauter) was so dearly loved."

Williams, whose daughter, Caroline, was one of three returning starters on the de Sales basketball team, said Sauter's involvement in Friday's event was not unusual.

"Katie is a lot like her mother, very caring," Williams said.

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"She's stepped up where her mother left off," said Mike Sauter.

Sauter, 17, the oldest girl in a family that includes Eric, 23, Megan, 16 and Danny, 15, said her mother had been sick for as long as she could remember.

A member of the varsity basketball and lacrosse teams, she said games and practices often meant she wasn't home as much as she felt she should have been.

"But my dad stepped up, my sister stepped up. We all had to, my mom was a super mom," she said.

She looked at the pink baked goods table and pink hospital cancer center's information table while her teammates milled around in their pink T-shirts and fans, many in pink, streamed into the building.

"This stuff," she said, "if she hadn't been sick, she would have set this up for someone else."