April 8, 2013
BOISE, Idaho - The Boise State women's soccer team will take part in the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life Event Saturday, April 20.
The fight against cancer has been something near to the hearts of people in the Boise State soccer program. Alumna Amy Dunn, who played for the Broncos from 2000-03, passed away in the spring of 2012 after battling Stage IV Melanoma for almost a year. The team honored Dunn by wearing a patch on the uniforms with her initials last season.
"We all know how serious an issue this is and we just want to do our part to help where we can," said rising junior Shannon Schueren. "We have a current Bronco family member who is battling cancer and it has been just over a year since Amy passed. We want to show support for both of those families along with the rest of the people who have loved ones affected by cancer."
The Broncos will be raising money under the team name PACT, (Persistence, Accountability, Competition and Technique) an acronym the team lives by.
The team will be accepting pledges to walk around a track for 24 hours, raising money to help fight cancer. The PACT goal is to raise $1,000 for cancer research. Help the Broncos achieve this goal by donating HERE. Once on the PACT team page, click the "Donate Now" button to show your support.