ISU “Hoops For Hope” Basketball Game Highlights Cancer Awareness
ISU student project turns Indiana State University men’s basketball game into a cancer awareness fundraising event.
TERRE HAUTE, IN Nov. 27, 2012 – Indiana State University athletics is teaming up with the American Cancer Society to host a Hoops for Hope cancer awareness fundraiser during the ISU men’s basketball game against the University of New Mexico Saturday, December 1, 2012 tipping off at 2:05pm at Hulman Center 200 North 8th Street, Terre Haute, Indiana 47809.
Doors will open at 12:30pm and Sycamore fans are encouraged to wear blue and come early as ISU student volunteers will be promoting cancer awareness by handing out cancer preventative information, giveaways and accepting donations. All donations will go to the American Cancer Society and attendees who donate will receive a chance to win an opportunity to shoot from half-court to win the grand prize during half-time. There will also be a new book sale with all proceeds going to the American Cancer Society.
The Hoops for Hope event was formed by a group of ISU students that needed to create an awareness campaign for a class project. “We wanted to promote an event incorporating ISU athletes with the intent of making a big impact on our community”, says Cody Zimmerman, Sycamore student. Rachel Romas, American Cancer Society Representative, added, “We were thrilled the students selected our organization to support.” “We hope this will turn into an annual event.” All ISU coaches and staff will be donning an American Cancer Society pin on their lapels displaying their support.
For tickets to the Hoops for Hope game, call (812) 237-3737 or 1-877-ISU-TIXS. More information about the American Cancer Society can be found online at www.cancer.org.
For nearly 100 years, the American Cancer Society (ACS) has worked relentlessly to save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. Together with millions of our supporters worldwide, we’re helping people stay well, helping people get well, finding cures, and fighting back against cancer.