Volleyball joins Dig For the Cure cancer fund raiser

Catawba will join other college volleyball programs in the “Dig For the Cure” fund raiser for breast cancer research.

Catawba will raise money for each dig during the Oct. 27 match at Tusuclum. Participating schools designate one volleyball match in October, which is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, taking individual sponsors pledge money per dig earned by their team in the match, or from flat donations to the cause. The money raised by each team goes directly to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation's local affiliate in their community.

Anyone interested in pledging money or making a donation to this year's Dig For the Cure effort can contact a member of the Catawba volleyball team or the volleyball office at gcashley@catawba.edu. Catawba will also take donations and pledges in honor or memory of cancer survivors or victims, which will be read at the Catawba home match against Lenoir-Rhyne on Oct. 19.

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, visit www.komen.org or call the National Toll-Free Breast Care Hotline at 1-800 I'M AWARE® (1-800-462-9273). #####

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