UWSP women’s basketball fundraiser for Project Embrace a slam dunk
(Stevens Point, WI) – The UWSP women’s basketball team left the court last Wednesday not only with a victory against UW-Stout but with a slam-dunk for Project Embrace by donating $4,100 to the cause at their annual Play4Kay game.
“There is no gift or fundraising event too big or too small. Together, they all make an impact in our community,” shared Angie Heuck, Saint Michael's Foundation Director. “The Play4Kay game is a great example of how a community can work together for a great cause. The proceeds benefit Project Embrace; it is a project much bigger than blankets - it’s a project of comfort, inspiration and hope to our friends and neighbors during their cancer journey.”
Project Embrace was inspired by program creator Linda Cook after receiving three special blankets during her own battle with breast cancer. The blankets provided a warm, comfortable feeling during her treatment, something Cook wanted to share with other cancer patients during their treatment.
The Project Embrace Fund at Saint Michael’s Foundation supports oncology patients being served at Ministry Saint Michael’s Hospital by offering each patient a warm, fleece blanket as a means of comfort during their cancer treatment journey.
The women’s basketball Play4Kay game is one of many ways the UW-Stevens Point athletic department and Ministry Health Care team up for cancer awareness. Over the past several years, numerous teams have joined in the “pink” effort. Football, volleyball, women's soccer, women's basketball and men's hockey, indoor track & field and softball have organized events to benefit local cancer patients.
To donate to the Project Embrace Fund or for more information contact the Saint Michael’s Foundation at 715.346.5349.