Oct. 6, 2008
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – As the Florida State volleyball team returns home for the first time in a month against Maryland on October 10, it will kick-start the “Paint it Pink” campaign in support of breast cancer research.
Fans can come out and support the Noles as they battle ACC opponents and battle a great cause throughout the month of October. Beginning with the match vs. the Terrapins, on Friday, October 10 at 7:00 p.m., all Seminole fans will be encouraged to donate to the North Florida Susan G. Komen for the Cure affiliate based in Jacksonville, Fla.
Florida State will host five matches in October and with every donation, fans will not only help fund breast cancer research but could also receive some great FSU prizes.*
Each fan that donates $1.00 will receive a special pink breast cancer koozie and if they donate $10.00 they will receive a limited edition breast cancer awareness t-shirt. For a donation of just $25.00, fans can enter to win a pair of football tickets to see FSU take on Florida in Tallahassee on November 29.
Last season FSU participated in “Dig for a Cure” and raised over $1,300 for the North Florida Affiliate and this year the goal is to raise over $2,000.
Susan G. Komen for the Cure was established in 1982 by Nancy Brinker to honor the memory of her older sister, Susan G. Komen, who died from breast cancer at the age of 36. It is one of the largest private sources of funding in the U.S. dedicated solely to breast cancer research and since its inception 20 years ago, the foundation has raised over $600 million, providing much needed funding for groundbreaking breast cancer research and innovative projects in the areas of breast health education and breast cancer screening and treatment.
“Twenty years ago a women diagnosed with breast cancer had a 78% survival rate, but today, thanks to the advances of science and technology, education and easier access to mammogram screenings, if the cancer is detected early enough there is now a 98% survival rate,” said Theresa Martin, Executive Director of the North Florida Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation. “Many of these advances from research to outreach programs are funded by the monies raised by volunteers and the teams participating in this event.
“For every $100 raised, The Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation can fund another mammogram in our area for women that are uninsured or underinsured. Our goal is to make sure any women in need of a screening has access to one. We can do that thanks to everyone that donates to our organization.”
For more information on Susan G. Komen for the Cure and its North Florida Affiliate, please visit the website below. We look forward to seeing you this October as the Seminoles battle for breast cancer research and “Paint it Pink.”
For more information, please contact Jenny Little at 850-644-8623.
Susan G. Komen for the Cure: www.komen.org
North Florida Affiliate: www.komennorthflorida.org/
If you can’t make it to Tully Gym but would like to donate, please send cash or check to:
Seminole ISP Sports Network
Attn: Jenny Little
PO Box 2195
Tallahassee, FL 32316
*Prizes are available only to fans that attend and donate at home matches in Tully Gym (while supplies last).