The Brandon Bobcats women's basketball team will take part in the annual Shoot for the Cure - a fundraising initiative to raise money for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation - at this Friday's basketball game against the UBC Thunderbirds.

The Bobcats will be seeking donations through-out the course of the night, and all 50/50 revenue will be donated to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.

The Shoot for the Cure campaign has proven an overwhelming success since it was launched in the fall of 2007 with over $886,000 in donations. This season, for the fifth year in a row, all 47 CIS women's basketball schools are set to participate in the program.

At the 2015 CIS championship in Quebec City last March, the WBCA presented a cheque for $102,312.05 to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. An additional $23,049.71 was amassed by universities that elected to donate their fundraised money to local or provincial organizations, bringing the overall Shoot for the Cure total for the 2014-15 season to $125,361.76.

Tip-off for Friday's game is scheduled for 6 pm at the BU Healthy Living Centre.

Read more about the annual Shoot for the Cure initiative that's spearheaded by the CIS Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA).
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