WSC to Host ‘Cats Against Cancer’ to Promote Breast Cancer Awareness
WAYNE, Neb. (Oct. 12, 2009) — Wayne State College Athletics will host “Cats Against Cancer” day as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month on Oct. 24. The daylong event will include the soccer, football, and volleyball games being played at home that day. The teams and coaches will be outfitted in pink in various ways and fans are encouraged to come support the Wildcats wearing pink as well. The day will include multiple opportunities to join Wayne State in its efforts to raise money for the Every Woman Matters Foundation.
Cats Against Cancer day will begin with the soccer team taking on Minnesota-Crookston at 11 a.m. on the WSC Soccer Field just east of the football field. The football team will be playing Augustana at 1 p.m. at Memorial Stadium. Finally, the volleyball team will be playing Southwest Minnesota State at 5 p.m. in Rice Auditorium. Come wearing pink to any of these events to help the Cats and Wayne State College make a difference in the fight against breast cancer.
Every Woman Matters (EWM) is a program funded through the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. It is designed to pay for health checks, such as mammograms, for women who are unable to cover the cost themselves with the aim of diagnosing more cases at earlier stages. EWM also pays for follow-up tests, including biopsies and other tests, to diagnose breast and cervical cancer. According to the Nebraska Cancer Registry more than 1,500 Nebraska women are diagnosed with breast cancer annually.