Kansas Volleyball To Dig For the Cure

Oct. 14, 2008


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For the third straight year, the University of Kansas volleyball team will join in the fight against breast cancer with a “Dig for the Cure” match on Saturday, Oct. 18. This year’s event will take place during the Jayhawks’ Big 12 Conference match with Oklahoma at 7 p.m. in the Horejsi Family Athletics Center.

Fans in attendance are encouraged to wear pink to show their support for the cause. Volunteers will be on hand to collect donations and a running total of KU digs will be announced after each set. The Jayhawks have been collecting pledges for digs and helping raise awareness and recognition for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation throughout October — National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Fans may also download a donation pledge form by clicking the link at the top of the page or going to www.kuathletics.com – Women’s Sports – Volleyball and have the option of making a per-dig pledge or a one-time donation.

For information about the event call KU assistant volleyball coach Christi Posey at 785-864-7959 or e-mail cposey@ku.edu.

The “Dig for the Cure” campaign was started in 2003 by UNC-Charlotte head coach Lisa Marston. 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.

For more information about breast health or breast cancer, visit the Foundation’s Web site at www.komen.org or call the Foundation’s National Toll-Free Breast Care Helpline at 1-800 I’M AWARE® (1-800-462-9273).