Panthers raising money to support breast cancer foundation

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Shoot for the Cure taking place Friday at women's basketball game

The UPEI Panthers are looking for a little help as the women do their part to raise funds for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.

The Panthers Shoot for the Cure fundraiser goes Friday when UPEI hosts the Acadia Axewomen at 6 p.m.

Captains Tamara Tompkins, Katie Donahoe and Anne Kiberd are leading the Panthers ninth annual Shoot for the Cure.

"We're so excited to be hosting this fundraiser as we all know someone who has been affected by breast cancer," Tompkins said.

"On behalf of UPEI women's basketball, I invite everyone to come out to watch great basketball action and help us with this worthy cause," she added. "There are numerous ways to give at the game. You can buy Shoot for the Cure T-shirts, pick up a treat at our bake sale or bid on some terrific donated prizes at our silent auction."

Shoot for the Cure is a fundraising initiative of the Canadian Interuniversity Sport Women's Basketball Coaches Association that raises money for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation and other related charities. The national campaign, launched in 2007, has collected more than $886,000 in donations.

Organizations: Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, Panthers, Basketball Coaches Association

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