Lady Raiders Take Part in Race for the Cure
Oct. 3, 2009
LUBBOCK, Texas - The Texas Tech women's basketball team once again took part in the annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® held at the Lubbock Civic Center today.
Giving back to the community plays a very important role in the Lady Raider program and to head coach Kristy Curry, and one way the team does that is by participating annually in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure®, and this year was no different.
The morning started off as the Lady Raiders attended the Survivor's Breakfast inside the Civic Center. From there, the team escorted the survivors to outside to warm-up for the race. The Lady Raiders led the participants in stretching for the race and then escorted the survivors to the starting line of the race. The team then took part in the 1K walk. Over 8,500 people participated in this year's race.
The Susan G. Komen for the Cure holds several events throughout the year to raise money and awareness in the battle against breast cancer. During its 15-year history, the Komen Lubbock Area Affiliate has raised over $3 million. Up to 75 percent of the net income from the Komen Lubbock Race for the Cure® and other fundraising activities remain in the community to fund breast cancer education and screening programs in its 16 county area. Komen for the Cure - Lubbock Affiliate sends a minimum of 25 percent of its net income to support The Komen for the Cure National Award and Research Grant Program.
The Race for the Cure is not the only time the Lady Raiders take part in the fight against cancer. During the school year, the Lady Raiders also take part in the WBCA (Women's Basketball Coaches Association) Pink ZoneTM, which is an initiative to raise breast cancer awareness in women's basketball, on campuses and in the communities. This past summer the Texas Tech women's basketball coaches participated in The Kay Yow/WBCA Cancer FundTM 4Kay Golf Classic to help raise money to fight against women's cancers.
Tech's Pink Zone game this season will be against Kansas on Sun., Feb. 21.
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