Volleyball to host Xavier in the 2007
Oct. 27, 2007
Head Coach Steve Opperman and the Duquesne University volleyball team will once again help in the fight against breast cancer with their "Dig for the Cure" program to raise money for the Susan G. Komen For the Cure. Duquesne's selected "Dig for the Cure" match for the 2007 season will be Sunday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. when the Dukes host Xavier. Fans in attendance are urged to wear pink to show their support.
Sponsors can pledge money per dig earned by Duquesne in the match, or can make a flat donation. The money raised goes directly to the Pittsburgh Chapter of the Komen Foundation. This season marks the third time the Duquesne volleyball team has taken part in the "Dig for the Cure" program. Overall, the Dukes have raised more than $6,000 for the Pittsburgh Chapter of the Susan G. Komen For the Cure.
The "Dig for the Cure" campaign was brought to Duquesne by Atlantic 10 partner Charlotte who originally started the program in 2003 by former head coach Lisa Marston.
Last season, the "Dig for the Cure" program raised over $72,000 nationally.
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).