Oct. 13, 2009
ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - The UCF volleyball team will honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month Friday with its fourth-annual `Dig for the Cure' match to be held at 7 p.m. at The Venue at UCF against Conference USA-foe Rice. Admission to the event is free of charge, but fans are encouraged to donate funds to benefit the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
Spectators can help the team raise funds for the Komen Foundation by pledging money per dig earned ($1 or $.10) by the Knights in the match, or by making flat donations. Those interested in pledging money or making a donation for UCF's `Dig for the Cure' event will be able to pick up forms at the match or may also contact the volleyball office at (407) 823-6229. Checks can be made to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
Through the `Dig for the Cure' program, 227 collegiate volleyball squads across the country raised over $260,000 last year, while having raised almost $600,000 over the last six seasons.
About the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation (courtesy of the foundation's website):
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.
A global leader in the fight against breast cancer, the Foundation fulfills its mission through support of innovative breast cancer research grants, meritorious awards and educational, scientific and community outreach programs around the world. 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).
Season tickets for the 2009 season are still available for only $30, with the Knights hosting six regular-season matches remaining at The Venue at UCF this year.
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