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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once again, a huge thank you to our 2010-11 donors!!
Sue & Dave Dolan
Mr. & Mrs Dan Rhoads
Guy Van Benschoten
Mr and Mrs Dickson
Chas and Emily
DP Sports Editors
Bill, Jordan and Mark