UT raises over $18,000 during ‘Rockets for the Cure’Written by Zach Davis | | firstname.lastname@example.org
During the UT women’s basketball “Rockets for the Cure” game on Feb. 18, Toledo raised $18,010 for Susan G. Komen for the Cure of Northwest Ohio.
The event has been held the last four seasons and this year’s totals set an all-time high in donations, surpassing last season’s $14,366.
“We are so grateful for the outstanding contributions of the Toledo community,” UT head coach Tricia Cullop said. “This annual event continues to grow because of our tremendous fans.”
The pink jerseys the players wore were auctioned off after the game. Senior point guard Courtney Ingersoll’s jersey sold for a high of $3,000. In total, five UT jerseys were auctioned off, each earning more than $1,000.
Toledo also raised money on the night through T-shirt sales, raffles and donations.
Susan G. Komen for the Cure of Northwest Ohio’s mission is combating breast cancer; toward that goal, the local affiliate awards grants to local hospitals and community organizations that provide breast health education and breast cancer screening and treatment programs for medically underserved women. It also supports the national Komen Grants Program, which funds groundbreaking breast cancer research, meritorious awards and educational and scientific programs around the world.