Norton, VA – On Saturday, October 20, 2012 members of the women's golf, baseball, and softball teams assisted representatives of the United Breast Cancer Foundation (UBCF) in providing a generous mattress donation to members of the community in need. Approximately 25 student-athletes from these teams volunteered to assist with distributing the mattresses throughout the day. The students assisted with carrying mattresses and helped to get the mattresses on or in vehicles for the community members.
UBCF's mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of those affected by breast cancer. They aid in providing screening, treatment, after-care, educational material, patient and family assistance and information. UBCF provides grants to hospitals and community health centers to benefit patients and families coping with breast cancer. They strive to alleviate the stress and strain that cancer can cause to patients and families and to foster health and well-being through both traditional and holistic treatments by never denying anyone service regardless of age, race, gender or income.
UVa-Wise athletics was proud to partner with UBCF on this event and appreciates the volunteer efforts of our student-athletes.