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Courtesy: University of Pennsylvania
Charge for a Cure Returns! Join Now!
Courtesy: Eric Dolan, associate director of athletic communications  
Release:  11/03/2011

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PHILADELPHIA - For the second straight year, the University of Pennsylvania women's basketball team and its fans will raise money through the Charge for a Cure program with every charge the Quakers take during the 2011-12 season.

Last year, 68 gracious donors joined the cause and the Quakers raised more than $4,000. Combined with the Pink Zone game and the 'Pack the House' Challenge, the Quakers raised a total of $6,647 toward foundations for ALS, Lupus, Parkinson's, Breast Cancer and Cystic Fibrosis last year.

Here is how it works: At the end of each month, the coaching staff will total the number of offensive charges the Quakers have taken as a team. Fans can pledge in advance a donation per offensive charge, typically between fifty cents and $1 per charge for the season. Last year, the team finished the year with 53 charges, but your donation will not exceed 50 charges for the 2011-2012 season.

Here is who benefits: The team will send a check to the respective organizations listed below.
November (5 games) - American Cancer Society (Cancer)
December (5 games) - Autism Speaks (Autism)
January (7 games) - Luekemia and Lymphoma Society (Luekemia)
February (8 games) -
The ALS Association of America (ALS)
March (3 games) - The Michael J. Fox Foundation (Parkinson’s Disease)

Here is how to join: Please join the women's basketball team as it looks to make a difference in the lives of the people that this disease affects every day. To join the team in Charge for a Cure, contact assistant coach Kara Cassidy at karacass@upenn.edu


Once again, a huge thank you to our 2010-11 donors!!
Noah Gutskey
Fran Cassidy
Kathy Cunnigham
Phil McLaughlin
Sue & Dave Dolan
Tom/Carol Donatucci
Connie Furey
Dave Bryan
Theresa Sanchez
Diane Mussoline
Pam Banks
Karli Cassidy
Denise Kimmel
Mr. & Mrs Dan Rhoads
Kirsten Dineen
Bill Finger
Karen Habrukowich
Dionne Anthon
Luci Sweeney
Geoff Filinuk
George Dorshimer
Guy Van Benschoten
Luke Nawrocki
Julie Power
Mr and Mrs Dickson
Trish Nichols
Jen Dougherty
Chas and Emily
Mike Mahoney
12 Players
Bill McCann
Brian Ziegler
DP Sports Editors
Mathew Leon
Bill, Jordan and Mark
Amy Tarr
Tim Cambpell
David Baron
Jessica Cohen
Roger McGary
Carol McLaughlin
Ryan Maloney
Mike McLaughln
Kara Cassidy
Bern Laukaitis
Kelly Killion
Julie Greger
Eric Dolan



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