Panthers women's basketball team shooting for a cure

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The seventh annual shoot for the cure fundraiser is set for Saturday, Feb. 8 when the UPEI Panthers women’s basketball team host the country’s top-ranked Saint Mary’s Huskies.

Game time is 3 p.m.

Shoot for the cure is a fundraising initiative by the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) women’s basketball coaches association to raise money for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, and other related charities.

The campaign has raised more than $600,000 since it was launched in the fall of 2007. Last season, for the second year in a row, all CIS women’s basketball teams participated in the program.

The entire Panther team is involved in the local fundraising effort, with a committee led by UPEI student-athletes Danielle MacDonald and Jenna Jones. The fundraising goal has been set at $3,000 to be achieved through activities including: shoot for the cure T-shirts, paper icons, a bake sale, a 50/50 draw, and other Panther team initiatives.

CLICK HERE FOR A LINK TO MACDONALD'S INITIATIVE.

Organizations: Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation

Geographic location: Saint Mary

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