Women's Basketball Participates in Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure
Sept. 26, 2010
All of the members of the Marquette women's basketball team, along with staff members and friends of the program participated in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, Sunday, Sept. 26, in downtown Milwaukee.
The Komen Race for the Cure® Series helps raise awareness of the importance of a positive breast health program - annual mammography beginning at age 40, clinical breast exams at least every three years beginning at age 20 and annually at age 40, and monthly breast self-examinations for all women beginning by age 20.
In addition to raising funds, the Komen Race for the Cure® Series is committed to educating the public about early detection, the strongest method of surviving this life-threatening disease. The five-year survival rate is 95 percent when the disease is discovered while still confined to the breast.
In support of breast cancer awareness, women's basketball will be selling pink Marquette women's basketball t-shirts all season for a $10 donation that goes directly to the Milwaukee Breast and Cervical Cancer Awareness Program (MBCCAP). The Golden Eagles will also hold the sixth-annual "Pink Out" in February, 2011, with a date and an opponent to be announced at a later date. The annual event is held in conjunction with the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) "Pink Zone" campaign.