California Volleyball Digs for the Cure

Oct. 7, 2009

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During the month of October, the California volleyball team will participate in Dig for the Cure; the Pac-10 Conference initiative to promote breast cancer awareness month. Teams will join forces to help raise awareness about breast cancer during selected home matches through promotional events where they will wear pink accessories (uniforms, ribbons, wristbands, etc.), use pink game balls for the match, and toss pink mini volleyballs into the stands.

The Golden Bears will host Arizona in a pink Dig for the Cure match on Friday, Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. PT. During the match, a special donation drive will be held to benefit the Alta Bates Carol Ann Read Breast Health Center. Fans interested in making a donation can receive more information at the CalBears.com volleyball page.

The Alta Bates Carol Ann Read Breast Health Center
The new Carol Ann Read Breast Health Center will introduce the next generation in technology and seamless delivery of services—distinguishing it from all other centers in Northern California. Located in Oakland, Calif. at the Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, the new and unique $12.5-million center was built largely through the generosity of many donors from the community. It will be staffed by breast health specialists devoted to reducing a woman’s risk of breast cancer, providing state-of-the-art treatments, services and breast cancer research, including high risk and genetic counseling, digital mammography, magnetic resonance imaging, multidisciplinary treatment planning and support services. Their objective is to increase the community’s rates of screening for breast cancer, which will decrease the stage of cancer at diagnosis. For more information, please visit http://www.altabatessummit.org/clinical/breasthealth.html

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