Xavier Volleyball to Help in Fight Against Cancer
Oct. 19, 2006
CINCINNATI - As part of breast cancer awareness month, the Xavier volleyball team will volunteer at the Cold Stone Creamery located at Newport on the Levee on Wednesday, October 25 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. From the money raised that night, 30-percent will be donated to the local chapter of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation to help in the fight against breast cancer.
On Thursday, October 26, the Xavier volleyball program will then hold its first annual "Dig For the Cure" match at Cintas Center. The Musketeers will take on rival Dayton at 7:00 pm and join a conference-wide initiative to help raise money for the Greater Cincinnati chapter of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. The event has been adopted by the Atlantic 10 Conference and helps promote Breast Cancer Awareness month throughout October.
For information on how to take part in the Dig for the Cure on October 26, please contact the Xavier volleyball office at 513-745-3414.
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, visit www.komen.org or call the National Toll-Free Breast Care Helpline at 1.800 I'M AWARE® (1-800-462-9273). Anyone interested in pledging money or making a donation to this year's Dig for the Cure effort can contact the Xavier Volleyball office at 513-745-3414.