Clark State Community College continues its health and wellness initiatives in October – breast cancer awareness month – by hosting the 11th annual Volley for the Cure.
Volley for the Cure will be held on Wednesday, October 24 in the gymnasium of the Clark State Leffel Lane campus in Springfield.
“One hundred percent of the funds raised will be used to provide financial assistance to women of Clark and Champaign counties who do not have the resources necessary to ensure breast health or cope with breast cancer,” said Nina Wiley, Volley for the Cure coordinator and dean of student engagement and support services for Clark State.
Wiley said that in 2017 the event raised $1,338. All monies went directly to the Breast Cancer Endowment Fund of Clark County. Overall, Clark State has raised $6,001.63 for breast cancer research and awareness since 2008.
Teams from Clark State, Bobby Fisher Distributing and Assurant will participate in Volley for the Cure. Wiley encourages family, friends and the community to come watch the volleyball games and participate in the event.
“I am also excited that Gretta Runyan is expected to attend again this year,” said Wiley. “She co-founded the Breast Cancer Endowment Fund of Clark County in 1995 and is a 33-year breast cancer survivor!”
The winning volleyball team will be recognized with a reward from Clark State. Additional activities include face painting, pumpkin painting, concessions, a 50/50 raffle and a Chinese auction. The event is free and open to the public. Festivities will begin at 5 p.m.