NEW ROCHELLE, NY - During Sunday's (Oct. 9) match against Manhattan, the Iona College volleyball team will supporting and fundraising for Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
Susan G. Komen fought breast cancer with her heart, body and soul. Throughout her diagnosis, treatments, and endless days in the hospital, she spent her time thinking of ways to make life better for other women battling breast cancer instead of worrying about her own situation. That concern for others continued even as Susan neared the end of her fight. Moved by Susan’s compassion for others and committed to making a difference, Nancy G. Brinker promised her sister that she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever.
That promise is now Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the global leader of the breast cancer movement, having invested more than $1.9 billion since inception in 1982. As the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists, we’re working together to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. Thanks to events like the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® and the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure®, and generous contributions from our partners, sponsors and fellow supporters, we have become the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world.
This week the volleyball team is taking pledges for each dig they record on Sunday. A dig is a defensive skill that keeps the ball from hitting the floor on an opponent's attacks attempt. The team averages a MAAC best 17 digs per set. Individual donations will also be accepted and all proceeds benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure.