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Rock women's soccer hosts
"Coins for Cancer" Oct. 27

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The Slippery Rock University women's soccer team will honor breast cancer awareness month when it hosts the annual "Coins for Cancer" game Oct. 27. All proceeds will benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

Kickoff for the match against the University of Charleston is at 1 p.m. at N. Kerr Thompson Stadium.

"We didn't host this event last season because we took part in the "Red Card Cancer" initiative," said Noreen Herlihy, head coach. "We really wanted to bring back this great event to raise funds for the Komen Foundation."

Fans are encouraged to clean out their spare change and bring it to the game where representatives from the women's soccer team will collect donations.

The "Coins for Cancer" game is just another in a long line of service projects in which the women's soccer team and student-athletes from Slippery Rock University participate.

Last spring, Herlihy and her team helped organize a 5k run in Slippery Rock that raised more than $2,000 for the new inpatient VNA Hospice Center in Butler.

The "Coins for Cancer" game is the third fundraising event being hosted by Rock women's fall sports teams.

The Rock volleyball team hosted its annual "Dig for the Cure" last Friday, while the field hockey team is "Playing for the Cure" at all home games during the month of October, including the final game of the month Oct. 30, when the team will wear pink uniforms.

Fans who cannot attend the Oct. 27 game may donate to the "Coins for Cancer" fund by contacting Herlihy at 724.738.2946.