Women’s basketball: CIS schools raise over $138,000 to fight breast cancer

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WINDSOR, Ont. (CIS) – The CIS Women’s Basketball CoachesAssociation proudly announced Sunday the organization had raised$112,898.03 for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation in 2013-14thanks to the seventh edition of its annual Shoot For The Cureinitiative, making it the most successful edition to date.

The impressive amount was unveiled between the semifinals of theArcelorMittal Dofasco CIS championship at the University ofWindsor.

Carly Clarke, vice-president of the WBCA and Ryerson headcoach, presented a cheque to Mrs. Cheryl Lewis-Thurab from the CBCF– Ontario Region.

An additional $25,462.55 was amassed by schools that elected todonate their fundraised money to local or provincial organizations,bringing this season’s Shoot For The Cure overall total to$138,360.58, and the seven-year total to $761,309.12 since theinitiative was launched in 2007-08 to raise awareness and money tofight the deadly disease.

For the third straight season, all 45 universities that fieldwomen’s hoops teams participated by holding one or numerousfundraising games or activities over the course of thecampaign.

“We are thrilled with the efforts of our CIS women’sbasketball teams and of course the other varsity teams who alsoparticipated in making this our most successful Shoot For The Cureever,” said Jeff Speedy, Shoot For The Cure project managerand head coach at UNB. “To raise this much money andawareness, and to have 100% participation across CIS is trulyamazing. We will not stop until we find a cure for the terribledisease but we are getting there and hopefully our contributionwill get us one step closer.”

For more information on the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation orto make a donation, visit:
http://www.cbcf.org/

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