California Volleyball Hosts Dig for the Cure on November 10

Nov. 7, 2006

BERKELEY, CALIF. - The California women's volleyball team has announced that the Friday, Nov. 10 match against UCLA has been designated as this season's 'Dig for the Cure' match. In conjunction with Stanford, the Golden Bears will be raising money at Friday's match to support the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

Sponsors will have the opportunity to pledge money per each dig earned at the Nov. 10 contest between the Bruins and the Bears, and can also make flat donations at the match. The proceeds will benefit the San Francisco Chapter of the Komen Foundation. In honor of the 'Dig for the Cure' match, the Cal Student Athlete Advisory Council will be passing out pink ribbons to the first 1,000 fans in attendance.

Also at Friday night's match, 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.

Cal and 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 Golden Bears, Stanford will be hosting a 'Dig for the Cure' match versus UCLA on Saturday, Nov. 11.

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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