Shoot for the Cure is the U SPORTS Women’s Basketball breast cancer fundraising initiative to raise money for the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) – and other related local and provincial charities.
The campaign has proven an overwhelming success since it was launched in the fall of 2007, with over $1.4 million in donations to date. With the Ontario Tech Ridgebacks debuting in the 2019-20 season, the initiative grew to 48 U SPORTS women’s basketball taking part - marking the ninth straight year of full participation.
U SPORTS schools raise money through regular season games in Canada West, the OUA, RSEQ and AUS, as well as other special events.
"Each year, funds raised through Shoot for the Cure support gold standard breast cancer research in areas of risk reduction, screening, diagnosis, prognosis and treatment. The continued advancements in these areas would not be possible if it wasn’t for initiatives like Shoot for the Cure and the trust and kindness of our donors."
Jane Parsons - Regional Executive Director, Atlantic for the Canadian Cancer Society
“The ongoing support of U SPORTS women’s basketball since 2007 is so appreciated. The ongoing commitment of these young adults in their support or the breast cancer cause is admirable,” said Jane Parsons, Regional Executive Director – Atlantic for the Canadian Cancer Society. “Each year, funds raised through Shoot for the Cure support gold standard breast cancer research in areas of risk reduction, screening, diagnosis, prognosis and treatment. The continued advancements in these areas would not be possible if it wasn’t for initiatives like Shoot for the Cure and the trust and kindness of our donors.”
The fundraising initiative was founded by Rod Gilpin - the long-time bench boss of the Bishop’s women’s (1993-2008) and men's (2008-Present) programs - and is currently managed nationally by UNB women's basketball head coach Jeff Speedy.
ANNUAL DONATION TOTALS
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