Kansas Athletics Announces 2009-10 Jayhawks for a Cure Campaign

Sept. 14, 2009

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas Athletics has announced that it will again partner with KU’s Emily Taylor Women’s Resource Center to continue the Jayhawks for a Cure campaign in the fight against cancer. All funds raised by Jayhawks for a Cure will benefit Lawrence Memorial Hospital and the KU Cancer Center.

Kansas Soccer will host the first Jayhawks for a Cure event of the 2009-10 academic year Sunday, October 11. The Jayhawks will host Colorado in a 1 p.m. match, and fans wearing pink will be admitted to the game for $3. Donations will be accepted at the gate. Kansas Athletics’ new concessions partner, Centerplate, will donate one dollar to the cause for every hamburger sold at the game.

Kansas Volleyball will host an event Tuesday, Oct. 27, similar to Dig for a Cure, the fundraising effort the team has hosted for the past few seasons. Fans will have the opportunity to make donations at the door and to donate based on the number of digs the team records during their match that evening against UMKC. Centerplate has pledged to donate one dollar for every soft drink sold during the match.

The Kansas Swimming and Diving team will host Missouri in its Jayhawks for a Cure event on Friday, October 30. Admission is free and all donations taken at the meet will support breast cancer treatment and research. All fans are encouraged to wear pink to show their support.

The annual women’s basketball Pink Zone game will take place in Allen Fieldhouse Sunday, February 7, when Kansas hosts Kansas State. Kansas Athletics will make a one-dollar donation for each person in attendance. In addition, Coach Bonnie Henrickson will donate an additional dollar for every KU student in attendance.

Additional events will be announced at a later date. Fans can learn more about the Jayhawks for a Cure campaign, including how to donate and the dates and times of all the events, by visiting www.kuathletics.com/jayhawksforacure.

The 2008-09 Jayhawks for a Cure campaign netted over $15,000, benefiting Lawrence Memorial Hospital and the KU Cancer Center. Last season the Kansas soccer, women’s basketball, swimming and diving, softball and baseball teams participated in the initiative’s inaugural year. The highlight of the campaign came when over 7,000 fans showed their support for breast cancer awareness and fundraising during Kansas women’s basketball’s annual Pink Zone game, a victory over No. 21 Iowa State.