The Laurentian Lady Vees basketball team will be shooting for more than baskets this Saturday night, they'll also be shooting for a cure for breast cancer.
Saturday’s game against the Ryerson Rams is the annual Shoot for the Cure game and the girls have a number of initiatives planned throughout the evening to help raise money, all of which will be donated to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.
Started five years ago, Shoot for the Cure has proven an overwhelming success in its first four years with close to $400,000 in donations to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation and other related cancer charities. This year, for the first time in its history, all 43 CIS women’s basketball schools are taking part in the initiative.
To help raise funds, the Lady Vees will be selling Shoot for the Cure t-shirts on both Friday and Saturday night at the games, raffling off a number of prizes, such as gift cards, gift baskets, and also selling baked goods.
During half time of the men’s game Saturday night, Lady Vees Krysten Patrick and Kaitlyn Young will cut off 10 inches of their hair and donate it to Locks of Love, a non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children in the United States and Canada, under age 21, who are suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis.
On Friday night, the Laurentian squads will tip-off against the Toronto Varsity Blues, and on Saturday, against the Ryerson Rams. The Lady Vees will take the court at 6 p.m., followed by the Voyageurs at 8 p.m. both evenings.
Posted by Laurel Myers