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The West Virginia women’s soccer team raised $15,781 this spring in its effort to help fight breast cancer, pushing its 10-year total to more than $100,000. All of the money raised goes directly to the Betty Puskar Breast Cancer Fund at the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center.
“We are thrilled to raise a record amount of money this year and put us over the $100,000 mark in money for breast cancer research,” said coach Nikki Izzo-Brown. “Ten years ago we knew we could put forth the effort to raise awareness, and really developed a special relationship with Betty Puskar and the Breast Care Center at WVU. Now, to see the commitment our ladies have given to generating funds for such an important cause, it’s very satisfying as their coach.”
“Not only are the girls on the WVU women’s soccer team outstanding athletes; they are also outstanding supporters of the Breast Care Center,” says Ginger Layne, MD, medical director of the Betty Puskar Breast Care Center. “We are so glad they teamed up with us in the fight against breast cancer.”
On March 9, WVU held its annual “Three’s a Team … the Fourth’s a Mountaineer” all-day fundraiser at the Caperton Indoor Facility. The 4-versus-4 tournament was open to boys and girls in grades three through eight, with an open division for college-age and older groups.
West Virginia faced Duquesne on April 7 as part of the Betty Puskar Breast Care Center Soccer Invitational at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium. The Mountaineers wore their pink Nike jerseys in a 3-0 victory over the Dukes.
A check presentation to the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center will be held at halftime of one of the home matches this fall.
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