HOME

NEWS

CHARITIES

VOLUNTEER

ACTION CENTER

ADD CHARITY

CONTACT

SUPPORT

World Environment Community Health Animals Celebrity Submit A Site Find A Charity
Rampage help raise cancer awareness

By Kirk Boxleitner, Marysville Globe

1612 days ago   Article ID# 1477212
Original URL

 

Susan G. Komen for the Cure

MARYSVILLE, WASHINGTON (Marysville Globe) - The Marysville Boys & Girls Club’s basketball court was nearly the site of a come-from-behind victory on Sunday, Feb. 26, as the ABA Washington Rampage recovered from a nearly two-to-one point deficit to the Pro Sport Assassins to come within four points of their score by the final buzzer.

While the Assassins still edged out the Rampage by 118-114 in the end, both teams considered their match-up a victory for breast cancer awareness. The game was co-sponsored by Denny’s and Bob’s restaurants, and was organized in conjunction with Teresa Bates, president of the Marysville Performing Arts Center. Although the proceeds are still being added up, admission was $5 per person and went to support the game’s cause, which was also represented that afternoon by “Queens for a Cure.”

Victoria Knight, co-founder of the beauty pageant which benefits breast cancer programs such as Susan G. Komen for the Cure, attended the game accompanied by state Supreme Queen Alexa McNaughton, 10, who raised $3,000 to benefit breast cancer research and treatment, and Queen of Queens Samantha Schubert, 13, whose own fundraising efforts enlisted the aid of the Seattle Sounders.

“It’s huge when communities can tie the cause to popular sporting events,” said Knight, who plans to honor Kinshasa Martin, the Rampage’s team owner, for his efforts to combat breast cancer later this year. “He’s done all he can do to help. Just raising awareness is important because early detection is one of the biggest ways to prevent breast cancer.”

Martin, in turn, presented a flower to Bates for being “the sweetheart of the night” for her role in making the benefit game happen. While Martin asserted that she was “the backbone” of the event, Bates was quick to praise the Rampage in turn for its growth over the course of the past year, with increased attendance that she attributed to crowd-pleasing attractions such as audience-participation games between quarters and a DJ to provide music during play.

Rampage coach Chuck Fraine is no stranger to contributing to breast cancer awareness and prevention, since the disease has touched his own family.

“I can’t say enough about this cause,” said Fraine, who’s donated to breast cancer charities through youth organizations and fellow sports professionals. “I’m a big charity guy anyway.”

Fraine expressed just as much enthusiasm about the near-turnaround of the day’s game, which saw his team down by nearly 30 points at the halftime.

“We got a lazy start and weren’t playing with intensity, but many of our players weren’t used to playing together,” Fraine said. “At the half, we were hard on ourselves and made the decision that we would come back from that deep hole. Ultimately, I don’t think we lost so much as we ran out of time.”

The Rampage’s next game is set for Saturday, March 3, at the Marysville Boys & Girls Club.

Copyright 2016 Marysville Globe   (Copyright Terms)
Updated 1612 days ago   Article ID# 1477212

Susan G. Komen for the Cure    View Charity Profile    Visit Website

More Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation News

Jackie Collins pledged charity donation before death

295 days ago From contactmusic.com 

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK - ...

Eva Marie takes the roller coaster ride of her life for charity

385 days ago From eonline.com 

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - ...

Cancer stricken woman finishes Komen race

494 days ago From siouxlandmatters.com 

SIOUX CITY, IOWA - ...

Encore Bank raises more than $17,000 for Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

499 days ago From naplesnews.com 

NAPLES, FLORIDA - ...

Southeast Middle meets $10,000 goal by close shave

506 days ago From theadvocate.com 

BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA - ...

Go to page:   1    2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  Next >> 

<< Return To Health News

Action Center

UN warns of more heatwave deaths as climate change pushes up temperatures

Action: Climate Change

Warning of a possible rise in heatwave deaths due to climate change, the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (U ...

Protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge forever!

Action: Wildlife Conservation

Congress is considering two landmark bills to designate the heart of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as a federal-pr ...

Deforestation will pump billions of tonnes of emissions into Earth's atmosphere, experts warn

Action: Stop Deforestation

Deforestation in the Amazon region dropped by 30 per cent from 2005 to 2010, sparing trees that soak up carbon dioxide. A bi ...

Get these hormone-disrupting chemicals out of our food!

Action: Stop Pollution

No matter how careful you are about what you eat, your food could be loaded with toxic chemicals called phthalates.

Whale and winghead sharks move step closer to extinction

Action: Save Our Oceans

Whale sharks and winghead sharks have moved one step closer to extinction, after the International Union for the Conservation ...

View All Actions >>

 

 

Charities

News

Follow Us

Support

Find A Charity

Action Center

World

Community

Facebook

Twitter Support

Contact

Volunteer

Add A Site

Environment

Animals

Google+

Privacy Policy

Copyright

 

 

Health

Celebrity

Terms of Service

Copyright © The Charity Vault All rights reserved.