Stanford Hosts Dig For The Cure On September 28

Sept. 24, 2007

The Stanford women's volleyball team will host its annual Dig for the Cure match this week when the team takes on UCLA in Maples Pavilion. The Sept. 28 event will be raising money to support the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

Sponsors will have the opportunity to pledge money per dig earned at the match, and can also make a flat donation. The proceeds will benefit the San Francisco Chapter of the Komen Foundation. Between games two and three versus UCLA, volunteers will be wearing pink shirts to collect flat donations throughout Maples. The volleyball squad will be given pledge sheets on Monday, Sept. 24 to collect money either through flat donations or pledges for digs earned against the Bruins. 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.

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

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