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Lady Flames to Host Volley for a Cure



The Lee University Lady Flames volleyball team will host the 10th annual Volley For A Cure as part of the 2016 Homecoming weekend celebration. The event honors those who have lost their lives in the battle with breast cancer and celebrates survivors and current fighters. The Lady Flames will battle the University of West Georgia at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, in the Paul Dana Walker Arena.

The goal of the event is to raise awareness for breast cancer and also raise money for the Mary Ellen Locher Scholarship Foundation of Chattanooga. The foundation grants scholarships to graduating high school students with a parent affected by breast cancer.

The volleyball team hopes to raise $25,000 this year to bring the total amount raised to $150,000 over the 10 years of the event.

“We strive to raise awareness of breast cancer but to also raise money for local high school students to attend college,” said volleyball head coach Andrea Hudson. “The students are all sons and daughters of breast cancer patients and have all been affected by the high costs of cancer treatments which make attending college hard on their families financially.”

The theme of the event this year is an accumulation of the past years’ themes in celebration of the 10-year milestone of Volley For A Cure.

T-shirts will be for sale before and during the event. Proceeds from the shirts will go to the Mary Ellen Locher Foundation. Shirts can be purchased from the Lee University Human Resources Office, Cleveland Daily Banner, Plastic Surgery Clinic of Cleveland, AFC Urgent Care, all area high schools, Ocoee Middle School, and Southeast Bank.

Volley For A Cure will host a survivor luncheon on Thursday afternoon, Nov 3. The volleyball team members will serve the attendees. Breast cancer survivors are the honorary guests while tickets are $20 for other guests.

Other events include a “Pink Party” hosted by Zeta, a Greek Club on campus, with pink items for sale. A silent auction will also take place before the game in the gym on Friday.

Everyone is invited to come support the volleyball team and is encouraged to dress in pink in honor of breast cancer survivors.

To help the Mary Ellen Locher Foundation, visit http://www.memorial.org/maryellen-locher-breast-center/.

For more information about Volley For A Cure events or to support, contact Coach Andrea Hudson at (423) 614-8453 or email ahudson@leeuniversity.edu.

For more information or to register for Homecoming, visit http://www.leehomecoming.com/.

Volley for the Cure Friday


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