March 6, 2013
LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. - Once again the Siena Women's Basketball program along with the generous support of the local community has raised a new record for the Capital Region Action Against Breast Cancer (CRAAB!). Siena's 13th Annual "Pink Zone" Game presented by Berkshire Bank against Rider on Feb. 15 at the ARC raised $30,037 for CRAAB!
"I am so grateful to CRAAB! and the amazing committee that organized this important event," said head coach Ali Jaques. "We are so lucky to be a part of a community that supports each other like ours does. Many thanks to all that helped us reach our goal!"
Siena set a goal of raising $30,000 this year after surpassing their goals of $25,000 at last year's event and $20,000 the year before. Since the game's inception, Siena Women's Basketball has now raised a total of $105,745 for CRAAB!
Proceeds included money raised from corporate sponsorships, individual donations, honorary committee memberships, a silent auction and raffle items.
During their annual Pink Zone Game the Saints wore custom made pink uniforms and just prior to tip off there was a special veteran's recognition honoring local breast cancer survivors, recognizing their courageous battles against the disease.
About Capital Region Action Against Breast Cancer
CRAAB! is a community-based non-profit organization created in 1997 by a diverse group of caregivers, health practitioners, educators, advocates and several breast cancer survivors who know first-hand about the shock of a cancer diagnosis and the need to find support. The late Patricia Brown of Siena College co-founded this organization. Dr. Brown served the Siena College biology department for 35 years. She inspired colleagues and students with her passion for teaching and her endless energy to create change.