Thursday, January 25, 2007

Drive 4 The Cause With Alabama Gymnastics

The University of Alabama is prepping for it's third annual "Drive 4 The Cause" gymnastics meet on January 26th.

"The monies that we are raising are going for disadvantaged women in the West Alabama communities,” said (gymnastics head coach Sarah) Patterson. “My goal is that no woman, because of financial restrictions, would be denied help or treatment in their fight against breast cancer, along with the educational process.”

This is more than a nice gesture. Gymnastics meets are a big deal down in Tuscaloosa, frequently drawing more than 12,000 fans for a meet. In conjunction with a golf tournament and other fundraisers, the school will present a check for $225,000 to the DCH Breast Cancer Fund at the meet (vs. arch-rival Auburn.)

Click here to read how this wonderful idea got started on the NCAA's official website.

Here is more information from Alabama's official website.


At 9:21 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's another good news story for you, Jim:

At 4:28 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Breast Cancer facts
Common Breast Cancer Myths

The first myth pertaining to this disease is that it only affects women.

Second myth that is associated with this disease is that if one has found a lump during an examination, it is cancer.

Third is that it is solely hereditary

The next myth associated with breast cancer is downright ridiculous. Would you believe, that in this day and age, some individuals still think that breast cancer is contagious?

Conversely, some individuals foolishly believe that breast size determines whether or not one gets cancer.

Finally, another myth that is associated with this disease is that it only affects older people. This is not so. Although the chance of getting breast cancer increases with age, women as young as 18 have been diagnosed with the disease.

You can find a number of helpful informative articles on Breast Cancer facts at

Breast Cancer facts


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