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Regents Women's Hoops Helps Make Strides Against Breast Cancer

Monday, October 19, 2009  
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LOVES PARK, Ill. – On Saturday morning, October 17, the Rockford College Regents women’s basketball spent their practice time differently than usual.  They opted not to work on the fundamentals of the game, shooting, passing, and defense.  Instead, the ladies focused on the fundamental of life.  The team spent several hours at Martin Park, along the Rock River, celebrating hundreds of people at the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk.

“It is a great opportunity for our young ladies to learn about a disease that affects so many across the country, while having some fun,” said second-year Regents head coach Jessica Stanek.  “This is the third year that we have been involved with the American Cancer Society as a team.  As young women, it is very important that we make ourselves role models for our families and our communities.  This is an excellent way for us to join thousands of people around the country to help fight breast cancer.”

The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk is a noncompetitive four mile walk that brings together people of all ages to bring awareness to and raise money for the fight against breast cancer.  At Saturday’s event over 4,500 walkers participated and raised over $300,000.

Rockford’s women’s basketball team also joins hundreds of other colleges and universities throughout the country in the Women’s Basketball Coaches Think Pink initiative in February, which raises money for the Kay Yow/WBCA Cancer Fund.

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