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Volleyball team ignites awareness

10/2/2008 —
The Penn State Wilkes-Barre women’s volleyball team will be hosting a benefit game against Penn State Abington on Thursday Oct. 9, at 7:00 p.m. to help raise awareness for breast cancer. According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, women in the United States get breast cancer more than any other type of cancer except for skin cancer. It is second only to lung cancer as a cause of cancer death in women. Each year it is estimated that nearly 200,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,000 will die.

Penn Staters and the local community are encouraged to help raise money for breast cancer research by purchasing tickets to this athletic event. Cost is $1.00 per person or $5.00 for eight tickets.

Head coach Regan Palfey, whose mother was a breast cancer survivor says that, “As part of the festivities, the volleyball team will be raffling off Penn State football tickets, as well as gift cards and baskets.” The team will also conduct a bake sale, and have t-shirts and bracelets available at the game. According to Palfey, “All proceeds from the event will go to benefit breast cancer research.”

To purchase tickets for the event call the Athletic office at 675-9262 or e-mail Regan Palfey at rpalf19@hotmail.com.

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