On January 31 and February 1, the University of Alberta Pandas Women’s Basketball teams hosted the annual CIS “Shoot for the Cure” campaign. The CIS Women’s Basketball Coaches Association has been running the CIS “Shoot for the Cure” campaign for the past seven years to raise money for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation and other charities. Since 2007, over half a million dollars in donations have been raised.
Finding a treatment or cure for breast cancer is like a basketball game. There are several positions on a basketball team, including point guard, shooting guard, center, power forward and small forward. Although each player on a basketball team play a different role, they all share the same goal of winning the basketball game.
Similarly, when treating breast cancer, we have to consider the roles of doctors, nurses, research scientists, family, friends and volunteers. They all play different roles, but at the end of the day, they all want to create a future without breast cancer.
What is your role?
Are you providing care and support to a loved one suffering from breast cancer? Are you volunteering like the people in the picture below to help raise money for breast cancer awareness and research? Are you the doctor or nurse providing immediate care to a patient? Or, are you the researcher doing all the behind-the-scene work?
Regardless of what your role is, I would like to thank you for making a difference. It is people like you that are keeping family and friendships intact.
If you are interested in contributing to the CIS “Shoot for the Cure” campaign, please visit their website!
Keep on YACing,
Cary is the Youth Advisory Council, University of Alberta Historian and guest blogger on Unhooked!