Rams Volleyball Helps in Breast Cancer Fundraiser
Oct 23, 2006

Old Westbury, NY - On Tuesday October 24th, Farmingdale and SUNY Old Westbury will face off in a Skyline volleyball game, while teaming up to fight breast cancer. All of the players will be wearing pink socks to promote breast cancer awareness and attract attention to the game. One dollar donations will be accepted at the door and all proceeds will be given to The National Breast Cancer Foundation. The donation will be made in both Farmingdale and Old Westbury's names representing the athletic departments.

First serve is set for 7:00 pm in the Clark Athletic Center on the campus of SUNY Old Westbury. SUNY Old Westbury's Coach Marjhana Seagers said "this is a first for us, we have never done anything in a game like this and we are excited. The girls and I are looking forward to facing Farmingdale not only for the implications of the game, but to take on a bigger cause with them. We hope that everyone will come down and support the girls and the fight against breast cancer."

Game Preview: With the season winding down, this game is crucial to the final regular-season volleyball standings. The Panthers are currently 22-10 overall, 5-1 in the Skyline with two conference games remaining, while the Rams stand at 18-5 overall, 4-1 in the Skyline with three conference games remaining. Last season, Old Westbury took the victory in a close 5-game match, 3-2, by scores of 30-24, 30-20, 28-30, 27-30 and 15-9. Both Old Westbury and Farmingdale have already surpassed last years win totals and this game is certain to be an edge-of-your-seat nail biter.

Come support these two SUNY teams and play your part in the fight against Breast Cancer. The event will also feature "The Step Tunes" (Old Westbury's Dance club) with a special performance in between games.

-This year in America, more than 211,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and 43,300 die. One woman in eight either has or will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. In addition, 1,600 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer and 400 will die this year. If detected early, the five-year survival rate exceeds 95%. Mammograms are among the best early detection methods, yet 13 million U.S. women 40 years of age or older have never had a mammogram. Support The National Breast Cancer Foundation today and give the gift of hope to those in need.--

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