Thu, Jan. 2, 2014 - [Swimming]
This Saturday, the Loras College men's and women's swimming and diving teams will host the Luther College Norse in their annual dual meet. The teams have designated the event as a "Pink" meet. The Duhawks and Norse are set to raise funds for the Susan G. Komen For The Cure when they race on Saturday.
Both teams will be wearing pink swimming caps and the team will be accepting donations throughout the event.
First race is scheduled for 1:00 PM in San Jose Pool.
More about Susan G. Komen For The Cure:
Since 1982, Komen has played a critical role in every major advance in the fight against breast cancer – transforming how the world talks about and treats this disease and helping to turn millions of breast cancer patients into breast cancer survivors. We are proud of our contribution to some real victories:
- More early detection and effective treatment – Currently, about 70 percent of women 40 and older receive regular mammograms, the single most effective screening tool to find breast cancer early. Since 1990, early detection and effective treatment have resulted in a 33 percent decline in breast cancer mortality in the U.S.
- More hope – In 1980, the 5-year relative survival rate for women diagnosed with early stage breast cancer (cancer confined to the breast) was about 74 percent. Today, that number is 98 percent.
- More research – The federal government now devotes more than $850 million each year to breast cancer research, treatment and prevention (compared to $30 million in 1982).
- More survivors – Currently, there are about 3 million breast cancers survivors, the largest group of cancer survivors in the U.S.