UMW News BureauParticipating in the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association’s (WBCA) Pink Zone, the Bulldogs teamed up with the Montana Western student senate, the campus Catholic ministries and several individuals to raise over $1,762 for Barrett Hospital’s Southwest Montana Mammography Program. By Wally Feldt [caption id="" align="alignleft" width="240" caption="From left to right, Amberly Pahut, Chloe Mosey, Cara Cocchiarella, James Williams, Leslie Cottom, Tyler Wines, Debbie Simonsen."][/caption] On their Pink Zone breast cancer awareness weekend in February, the University of Montana Western Bulldog women’s basketball team won and lost one on the court, but they were victorious in fundraising.. Participating in the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association’s (WBCA) Pink Zone, the Bulldogs teamed up with the Montana Western student senate, the Catholic Campus Ministry and several individuals to raise $1,762.28. The monies were donated to Barrett Hospital’s Southwest Montana Mammography Program. “That $1,762 will help the women of our community by paying for 13 mammographies,” Leslie Cotton, lead mammographer said. “Finding it early saves lives. It is so neat to have this kind of help from the college and great to see young people so aware of breast cancer.” The “Pink Zone” initiative is a global, unified effort from the Women's Basketball Coaches Association's nation of coaches to assist in raising breast cancer awareness on the court, across campuses, in communities and beyond. Prior to the game both the Bulldogs and student senate sold official Pink Zone t-shirts and the campus catholic ministries conducted several fun-fundraising activities during the Bulldogs’ games against Montana State University-Northern and the University of Great Falls.
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