Westminster Women’s Volleyball Teams Up With
‘Swing For Life’ To Fight Breast Cancer
Event includes volleyball game, silent auction, raffle and survivor recognition
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Krista DeAngelis (801) 832-2682
Oct. 17, 2008
SALT LAKE CITY – According to a variety of statistics, breast cancer is the leading cause of death for all women. In the United States, breast cancer is expected to be newly diagnosed every three minutes, and a woman will die from breast cancer every 13 minutes.
To raise money to support the fight against breast cancer, Westminster Women’s Volleyball has teamed up with the Swing For Life Foundation for “Dig Deep” to host a benefit for breast cancer awareness on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2008 in the Dolore Dore Eccles Health, Wellness, and Athletic Center. A silent auction will begin at 1:30 p.m. with all proceeds going directly to the Huntsman Cancer Institute. The auction will be followed by the last home match between Westminster and Montana State Northern at 2 p.m.
Between games 2 and 3, the foundation will honor breast cancer survivors. If you are a survivor, or know of someone that would like to be a part of this special celebration, contact Bree Riet at (801) 534-1933 or email at email@example.com.
There will also be a raffle at the game, as well as contests to win prizes. Attendees are encouraged to wear pink to support the cause. Additionally, a photo board will be displayed with pictures of survivors. The Salt Lake community is encouraged to attend this important event.
Swing for Life
Swing for Life is a 501c-3 non-profit organization dedicated to raising money to contribute to on-going and groundbreaking research in the fight against breast cancer. The organization hosts an annual softball hit-a-thon in Salt Lake City that is supported by high school teams, the media and business partners from around the state of Utah.
Westminster is a nationally recognized, comprehensive liberal arts college. With a broad array of graduate and undergraduate programs, Westminster is distinguished by its unique environment for learning. Westminster prepares students for success through active and engaged learning, real world experiences and its vibrant campus community. Westminster’s unique location, adjacent to the Rocky Mountains and to the dynamic city of Salt Lake, further enriches the college experience. For more information, visit www.westminstercollege.edu.