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Sign up now to join Kansas for its annual Jayhawks for a Cure survivor reception on Saturday prior to tip off vs. Oklahoma.
— Kansas Women’s Bball (@KUWBball) February 5, 2018
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On Saturday night, Kansas women’s basketball will support the fighters, admire the survivors and honor those taken by cancer during its annual ‘Jayhawks for a Cure’ game against Oklahoma.
Each year, every sports program at Kansas designates at least one game to raise support and awareness for cancer of all kinds that touches the lives of countless people in the Lawrence community. This year, that event is Saturday for the women’s basketball program. The Jayhawks will honor those fighting the good fight with a pregame recognition along with a survivor tunnel that the team will run on to the court through.
Prior to the game, KU will host a reception for those affected by cancer – fighters and survivors. Those that RSVP will have a chance to share their stories.
For Kansas women’s basketball, its work with Lawrence Memorial Hospital isn’t just one night a year at a game played inside historic Allen Fieldhouse. The Jayhawks make numerous trips to LMH to spend time with patients. In 2017, KU visited cancer patients over the summer who were going through chemotherapy treatments. At the Holidays, the Jayhawks went back to LMH to spread cheer with the Crimson and Blue project.
During the 2016-17 season, Kansas women’s basketball raised $4,500 for cancer awareness and research, which was delivered to LMH over the summer.
Help the Jayhawks increase that number donated to LMH on Saturday night. For every fan in attendance, a $1 will be donated. Additionally, any money raised during the auction will also go to LMH.