Sneak peek of the jerseys the Irish will wear against BC Sunday.

Block Out Cancer Match Set For Sunday Against Boston College

Oct. 18, 2014

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – The University of Notre Dame volleyball team’s annual Block Out Cancer match is tomorrow against Boston College, and all proceeds will benefit Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center’s Foundation and the Women’s Task Force.

Last year the Irish raised $6,700 after totaling $10,054 (2012) and $8,613 in 2011. Notre Dame previously led the nation in donations in 2008 ($6,655) and 2010 ($10,300).

This year’s fundraisers include pink t-shirts for $10 and pink team jerseys available for auction on The online jersey auction opens at 12 p.m. (ET) October 20 and end at 11:59 p.m. (ET) October 31.

All cancer survivors are going to be honored at intermission.

Head coach Debbie Brown is going to donate $5 for every block in October. To donate or match Coach Brown, fans can call 574-631-7356. Fans can also donate $1 per block or block assist for all remaining matches in October.

All attendees are encouraged to wear pink to #PinkOutPurcell and arrive early to cheer on the Irish as they warm up for their 1 p.m. (ET) match against the Eagles.

About Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center

Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center is a not-for-profit, multi-hospital health system located in North Central Indiana.

The Saint Joseph system includes:

· 254-bed acute care hospital at the Mishawaka Campus

· 58-bed acute care hospital at the Plymouth Campus
· 40-bed Saint Joseph Rehabilitation Institute
· 20 practices of the Saint Joseph Physician Network
· Community health centers and additional points of access

About the Women’s Task Force

A group of cancer survivors united to form the Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center Women’s Task Force. Through education, awareness, early detection and supportive care, they strive to empower women in the community. Through knowledge and support, they promote optimal health for women, whether they have been directly or indirectly touched by the disease.

About the Secret Sisters Society Fund

The Secret Sisters Society fund provides underserved women ages 40-49 mammogram screenings and cervical cancer screenings. These women qualify for the existing Breast & Cervical Cancer Program (BCCP) due to income but would not receive these screenings until they reach the age of 50.

–Russell Dorn, Assistant Media Relations Director