The National Cancer Institute estimates that more than 2.5 million women with a history of breast cancer are alive today because of advances in the detection and treatment of what has become one of the most prevalent cancers among women.
In support of ongoing breast cancer research, Southern Utah University’s Women’s Volleyball will host "Dig for the Cure" this Thursday, October 28, in a conference match against the South Dakota State Jackrabbits. The community, fans and students are all encouraged to get involved with pledges for each dig the team records that night.
A dig is a defensive move to control a spiked ball. Pledges can be in any amount and flat donations are also accepted and greatly appreciated. Southern Utah has averaged approximately 54 digs per match this season.
All money raised at what Head Coach Debby Baker hopes will become an annual event will be donated to the Huntsman Cancer Institute.
"Many of us have seen the effects of cancer," Head Coach Debby Baker said. "We, as coaches and as athletes, invite you to join us in making a difference in our community."
Individuals who wish to donate to SUU Volleyball’s inaugural Dig for the Cure fund raiser may contact Coach Baker by email, firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone, 435-865-8096.
Also, those fans planning to watch as the T-Birds take what Baker hopes to be another step toward a conference championship may also donate to Dig for the Cure at the Thursday night game, which begins at 7 p.m.