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BU 'Play 4 Kay' Puts Breast Cancer on the Sidelines

By Fox 40 Staff.
BU's Lady Bearcats put a full court press on breast cancer Saturday.

The team participated in Play 4 Kay, an annual effort for coaches and student athletes nationwide to raise funds for women's cancer research.

Coach Cimino presented a check for the Kay Yow cancer fund before the game. Women over 40 were invited to the Lourde's "Mission in Motion" RV for a screening appointment.

One breast cancer survivor says she was very appreciative of the event

"I thank coach Cimino and her wonderful mother, she's a survivor two times around, and it's just very inspirational to other people going through it or facing it. It's a scary thing, but with faith and trust in your providers, you get through what you have to get through," says survivor Marlene Boedicker.

"It's really important to me and a lot of our people in our community, as you can see at halftime, we had so many people affected by cancer and I think that everybody in the community is affected in one way or another so I think it's important to kind of attack it as a team together, and do what we can to spread awareness and raise money," says coach Linda Cimino.

The Kay Yow Cancer Fund was started in 2007. It was named after a head coach at North Carolina State, who passed away in 2009 after facing her third bout with breast cancer.