CIS raises over $110,000 to fight breast cancer

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By Natalie Wise, Vikes Communications, with files from CIS

March 18, 2013, Victoria, BC (ISN) – On March 17 the CIS Women’s Basketball Coaches Association proudly announced that the CIS had raised $90,450.62 for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation in 2012-13 as a result of the sixth edition of the annual Shoot for the Cure.

In total, CIS schools raised $110,553.96 to fight breast cancer as an additional $20,103.34 was amassed by schools that opted to donate their fundraising to local or provincial organizations. Over the course of the six-year initiative, first launched in 2007-08, $622,948.54 has been raised to fight the deadly disease.

The University of Victoria Vikes men’s and women’s basketball programs were involved with the inaugural event and this year, their sixth year of participation, raised $2,260. This was the second straight season that all 44 universities with women’s basketball programs took part by holding one or more fundraising games or activities over the course of the campaign.

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