Friday, December 01, 2006

Hoops For Hope At NC State

On Sunday, January 28, the NC State Women's basketball team will host Boston College in a game being played for a special cause. Called "Hoops for Hope," this event will raise money for the local affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Each ticket sold for the game at historic Reynolds Coliseum will be worth $5 to the foundation.

Of course, breast cancer is a subject too near and dear to the Wolfpack faithful. Women's coach Kay Yow is a survivor herself who was first diagnosed in 1987 and and suffered a recurrance two years ago. Unfortunately, Coach Yow is again trying to beat back breast cancer and is currently on a leave of absence while she undergoes chemotherapy and other treatment.

Coach Yow is a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame who coached the 1988 Gold Medal women's hoops team in the Summer Olympics. Please join me in praying for her return to health and the Wolfpack bench, and consider supporting Yow, her team, and others who are dealing with this disease.

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