Stanford Hosts Dig For The Cure On November 11

Nov. 3, 2006

The Stanford Women's Volleyball Team has announced the November 11 meeting versus UCLA as this season's Dig for the Cure match. In conjunction with Cal, the Cardinal will be raising money at the match to support the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

Sponsors will have the opportunity to pledge money per dig earned at the November 11 match versus UCLA, and can also make a flat donation at the match. The proceeds will benefit the San Francisco Chapter of the Komen Foundation. Between games two and three versus UCLA, the Stanford Women's Basketball Team will be wearing pink shirts to collect flat donations throughout Maples. The volleyball squad will then be given pledge sheets on Monday to collect money either through flat donations, or pledges for digs earned against the Bruins.

Also at the match versus UCLA, both teams will be wearing pink bows in their hair with their respective numbers on each. After the match, both squads will put the bows in a box and fans will be able to purchase the players' ribbons for $10 each.

Stanford will be continuing a long-standing tradition of Dig for the Cure matches by volleyball teams around the country to benefit the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Partnering with the Cardinal, Cal will be hosting a Dig for the Cure match versus UCLA on Friday, November 10.

Originally started in 2003 by Charlotte head coach Lisa Marston, the Dig for the Cure campaign has raised over $36,000 for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

About the Susan G. Komen 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. 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, call the National Toll-Free Breast Care Helpline at 1.800 I'M AWARE® (1.800.462.9273) or visit www.komen.org.

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