Junior tri-captain Andrea McHugh

Dig Pink Set For Sunday, October 28

Oct. 23, 2012

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – The University of Notre Dame volleyball team’s annual Dig Pink match is this Sunday at Purcell Pavilion against USF and it needs your help to raise $11,000 that will go directly to benefit Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center – Women’s Task Force and its Secret Sisters Society Fund.

Last year the Irish raised $8,613 after leading the nation in 2008 with $6,655 and again in 2010 with $10,300.

This year’s fundraisers include pink t-shirts for $10 and pink team jerseys available for auction on UND.com.

Paqui Kelly, wife of Notre Dame head football coach Brian Kelly, will be the honorary head coach for the second time and all cancer survivors will be honored at halftime. Head coach Debbie Brown is pledging $5 for every dig the Irish record in the match. Fans that would like to match Coach Brown’s donation can call 574-631-7356.

Fans are encouraged to wear pink to “Pink Out Purcell Pavilion” and arrive early to cheer on the Irish as they warm up for their 2 p.m. (ET) match against the Bulls.

Notre Dame (15-6, 8-1 BIG EAST) goes for its seventh consecutive win on Friday as it welcomes in the Pitt Panthers (13-11, 4-6 BIG EAST) for a 7 p.m. match in the North Dome of the Joyce Center.

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.