YU Athletics to Help Raise Awareness, Funds for Breast Cancer in October
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and once again the Yeshiva University Department of Athletics will do its part to raise awareness for the cause. The Maccabees will raise funds to benefit Sharsheret, a national not-for-profit organization supporting young women and their families, of all Jewish backgrounds, facing breast cancer.
“The Yeshiva University Department of Athletics has developed a tradition of raising awareness for Breast Cancer Awareness Month every October,” said Joe Bedarsh, YU athletic director. “Our department and over 200 student-athletes get the opportunity to not only raise awareness for the cause, but also to raise funds towards the Sharsheret organization, which has provided support for members of the Jewish community affected by breast cancer since its founding in 2001.”
Throughout the month of October, student-athletes on Yeshiva teams will wear pink warm-up t-shirts and wristbands at their contests. Furthermore, the student-athletes and departmental staff members will have those apparel items on sale at select contests and on the various Yeshiva campuses, with all proceeds going to Sharsheret. Items can also be purchased in person during normal business hours at the Max Stern Athletic Center, Room 101. T-shirts are on sale for $10, while wristbands are available for $5.