Jayhawks To Dig For the Cure on Oct. 28

Oct. 19, 2006


Please join the University of Kansas volleyball team on Saturday, Oct. 28 in helping the fight against breast cancer in a “Dig for the Cure” match. The Jayhawks will host Texas Tech in a Big 12 Conference contest at 7 p.m. and raise money for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation through pledges for digs and other donations.

Fans in attendance are encouraged to wear pink to show their support for the cause. Volunteers will also be on hand to collect donations and a running total of KU digs will be announced after each game. The Jayhawks have been out collecting pledges for digs and helping raise awareness and recognition for the foundation throughout October — National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The “Dig for the Cure” campaign came into existence in 2003 and was started by UNC-Charlotte head coach Lisa Marston. Over $36,000 has been raised for the Komen Foundation since the event’s inception. Other programs participating in the campaign this season are Campbell, Cincinnati, Clemson, Florida State, Maryland, Miami, South Florida, Wake Forest and all 10 volleyball teams in the Atlantic 10 Conference.

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

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.

For more information about breast health or breast cancer, visit the Foundation’s award-winning 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). (RG)