March 16, 2014
WINDSOR, Ont. (CIS) - The CIS Women's Basketball Coaches Association proudly announced Sunday the organization had raised $112,898.03 for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation in 2013-14 thanks to the seventh edition of its annual Shoot For The Cure initiative, making it the most successful edition to date.
The impressive amount was unveiled between the semifinals of the ArcelorMittal Dofasco CIS championship at the University of Windsor. Carly Clarke, vice-president of the WBCA and Ryerson head coach, presented a cheque to Mrs. Cheryl Lewis-Thurab from the CBCF – Ontario Region.
An additional $25,462.55 was amassed by schools that elected to donate their fundraised money to local or provincial organizations, bringing this season's Shoot For The Cure overall total to $138,360.58, and the seven-year total to $761,309.12 since the initiative was launched in 2007-08 to raise awareness and money to fight the deadly disease.
For the third straight season, all 45 universities that field women's hoops teams participated by holding one or numerous fundraising games or activities over the course of the campaign.
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