Jayhawks Raise Over $5,000 For Susan G. Komen Cancer Foundation

Jan. 10, 2008

LAWRENCE, Kan. –

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The Jayhawks donned pink sweat bands and bats while Arrocha Ballpark was adorned with pink bases and pink ribbons for its Sept. 29 Pink Classic. Kansas collected donations totaling $5,400 from its tournament, while the Kansas volleyball team raised an additional $4,000 from their own event benefitting the Susan G. Komen Foundation, to bring their total to more than $9,000.

The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation was established in 1982 by Nancy Brinker to honor the memory of her sister, Susan G. Komen, who died from breast cancer at the age of 36. Today, the Foundation is an international organization with a network of more than 75,000 volunteers working through local affiliates and events like the Komen Race for the Cure® to eradicate breast cancer as a life-threatening disease. Together with its Affiliate Network, corporate partners and generous donors, the Komen Foundation has raised more than $740 million for the fight against breast cancer.