Kansas Athletics Launches Jayhawks for a Cure

Oct. 23, 2008


Kicks for a Cure Pledge Form

Kansas Athletics has announced the launch of a new initiative to raise awareness and funds for cancer research. Jayhawks for a Cure will be a coordinated effort to bring Kansas Athletics student-athletes, coaches and staff together with the University of Kansas and Lawrence communities in the fight against cancer.

Jayhawks for a Cure will feature events throughout the year, giving fans multiple opportunities to support the fight against cancer. All funds raised by Jayhawks for a Cure will benefit The Breast Center at Lawrence Memorial Hospital and the KU Cancer Center.

The initiative will kick off on Thursday, October 23, when Kansas Swimming and Diving hosts Texas A&M at 6 p.m. in the Robinson Natatorium. Admission is free and fans are encouraged to wear pink. Donations will be accepted at the door. Kansas Swimming and Diving will again accept donations as they host the Big 12 Relays on Friday, October 24, at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Kansas Soccer will host Kicks for a Cure on Sunday, October 26, when KU plays Baylor at 1 p.m. at the Jayhawk Soccer Complex. Fans wearing pink will receive admission for $3. Donations will be accepted at the gate or fans can make pledges in advance. Kicks for a Cure pledge forms may be downloaded by visiting the soccer page at www.kuathletics.com.

Future Jayhawks for a Cure events will include the WBCA Pink Zone during the Kansas Women’s Basketball vs. Iowa State game on Sunday, February 22, as well as the Jayhawks for a Cure 5K and Kansas Softball vs. Oklahoma, both on April 11.

For more information about Jayhawks for a Cure contact Chris Lansdell at (785) 864-7941.