Hurricanes Volleyball Participates in Dig for the Cure

Hurricanes Volleyball Participates in Dig for the Cure

Oct. 10, 2008

Coral Gables, Fla. – University of Miami volleyball head coach Nicole Lantagne Welch and the Hurricanes will show their support of breast cancer awareness this month while participating in the Dig for the Cure program benefitting Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

When the Hurricanes host Wake Forest on November 2, the Miami volleyball team will be one of 199 programs across the nation participating in the annual event in their support of breast cancer awareness. The match is set for a 1 p.m. start time.

In previous years, teams across America in all divisions of the sport have donned pink jerseys and played with pink collegiate volleyballs to show their support.

“The Dig for the Cure is an amazing event in which volleyball teams across the country are doing their part to support breast cancer research,” stated Lantagne Welch. “Breast cancer, unfortunately, has some chilling statistics as one in every eight women in the United States has a risk of developing it. No doubt it has affected most of us or will in our lifetime.”

The Dig for the Cure program was started in 2003 by Lisa Marston, a former volleyball coach at UNC Charlotte after her mother survived breast cancer. The D4C foundation hopes to raise $350,000 this year.

In past years, some schools have given away brochures and reading material at matches, as well as having local and national media do features on the program itself.

“Taking the opportunity to raise money for this great cause while we compete is just one way for us to help in the fight against breast cancer,” stated Lantagne Welch. “This will be our third year to `Dig for the Cure’ and we hope to make it our best effort yet.”

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