Lady Eagles to Host Dig for the Cure on Tuesday for Match with Tusculum
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. — The Carson-Newman volleyball team will be hosting "Dig for the Cure" in support of breast cancer awareness on Tuesday for its match with South Atlantic Conference rival Tusculum.
The match is slated to start at 6:30 p.m. in Holt Fieldhouse. All proceeds will go to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, and fans are encouraged to wear pink.
"Putting things in perspective, the Carson-Newman/Tusculum volleyball match is miniscule in comparison to all the families who have suffered or are suffering from breast cancer," C-N head coach Shannon Mincey said. "The opportunity for a bunch of wonderful young women to compete in a sport they love while also bringing awareness to the fans on such a major issue is a big deal."
"As a coach, we use statistics during and after the match to see what went well and what went wrong. Breast cancer statistics are chilling and frightening. Just as a coach uses statistics to make them aware of areas for improvement, so can we when it comes to breast cancer. We want to see as much of the community in the stands not only cheering for the women on the court but cheering for the fact that there is hope which God gives. Cheering, in support of, all those who have lost a loved one to breast cancer and cheering for those who are fighting to survive it."
Fans in attendance will have the opportunity to catch a prize, as C-N cheerleaders will be throwing out a gift for every dig the Lady Eagles receive in recognition of Digging for the Cure. Those in attendance may also make a tax deductible donation to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
The Susan G. Komen Foundation is the global leader of the breast cancer movement, having invested almost 1.5 billion dollars since its inception in 1982. The foundation has become the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world.