WVU women’s soccer team to make $10,000 donation to Breast Care Center at halftime

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Members of the West Virginia University women's soccer team will declare Sunday Breast Cancer Awareness Day during their nationally televised game Sunday (Oct. 12).

The Mountaineers will dress the part, wearing pink warmups before the game, and present a $10,000 donation to the WVU Betty Puskar Breast Cancer Fund during halftime. Fans will be provided pink bracelets and educational material about breast cancer.

The team plays the University of Connecticut at 2 p.m. at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium. Fans are encouraged to dress in pink.         

“It is our hope that the community will join us for exciting soccer action and help us support efforts to reduce the incidence of breast cancer in our state,” WVU Assistant Coach Nikki Goodenow said. “We are again pleased to donate more than $10,000 to the Betty Puskar Breast Care Center at WVU as we fight breast cancer together.”

The Mountaineers raised the money during a weekend of soccer events this past spring. The donation goes directly to the Betty Puskar Breast Cancer Fund, which supports diagnosis and treatment efforts and helps patients and their families in the midst of battling breast cancer.

“This is a great thing to be a part of, and for me, it is a bit more personal as I have family and friends with breast cancer,” team member Kelsey Fowler said. “We hope people around the state can contribute in the research efforts. We as women need to stay strong and fight the battle of breast cancer.”

Over the past five years, the WVU women’s soccer team has raised more than $36,000 for the Breast Care Center.

For more information about the Betty Puskar Breast Care Center, visit www.hsc.wvu.edu/mbrcc/bpbcc.



For more information:
Andrea Brunais, HSC News Service, 304-293-7087
ss: 10-09-08

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