Bas­ket­ball women hit noth­ing but net

Cape Breton Post - - COMMENT - Fabian McKen­zie, head coach CBU women’s bas­ket­ball, and mem­bers of women’s bas­ket­ball pro­gram

On Jan. 30 the Cape Bre­ton Uni­ver­sity women’s bas­ket­ball team hosted the sec­ond an­nual Shoot for the Cure. Each uni­ver­sity par­tic­i­pat­ing in Cana­dian In­teruni­ver­sity Sport women’s bas­ket­ball takes part in this event, with all pro­ceeds go­ing to the Cana­dian Breast Can­cer Foun­da­tion.

This year our com­mit­tee set a goal of $15,000 with all pro­ceeds stay­ing in our com­mu­nity. We are very happy to say that this goal was reached and we will be able to do­nate the funds to the Cape Bre­ton Can­cer Cen­tre to aid in the pur­chase of new equip­ment to aid in the fight against breast can­cer.

We want to send a huge thankyou to all of the cor­po­rate spon­sors and every­one else who do­nated. We truly ap­pre­ci­ate ev­ery do­na­tion.

The driv­ing force was the com­mit­tee of Jen­nifer Deleskie, Mar­lene Usher, Melissa Con­nors, Nancy Ding­wall and Lind­sey Smith. I also thank all of the vol­un­teers who helped us on the night of the event.

Thanks as well to our hon­ourary chair­per­son, Sue Turner, and the rest of the breast can­cer sur­vivors who came to sup­port our event. Watch­ing th­ese brave women par­tic­i­pate in the Sur­vivor Lap dur­ing our game was mov­ing, a tremendous ex­am­ple of what courage and in­spi­ra­tion look like.

They are all true he­roes in our eyes.

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