Embrace the Community: SMC Women's Hoops Participates in Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

Embrace the Community: SMC Women's Hoops Participates in Making Strides Against Breast Cancer


COLCHESTER, Vt. - As part of October's National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Saint Michael's women's basketball team participated in Making Strides Against Breast Cancer on Sunday, Oct. 14, for the ninth consecutive year.

The Purple Knights took part in the 11th annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Northern Vermont, an American Cancer Society-sponsored walk in South Burlington's Veterans Memorial Park. The team raised nearly $2,800 to help fund research, create awareness, fight back, and show support for all who are affected by the disease.

Women's basketball continues accepting online donations, with all funds raised going directly to the American Cancer Society. The Purple Knights were fourth in fundraising among 71 teams. Visit makingstrideswalk.org/northernvt for more information regarding the local walk.

Since 1993, more than 12 million participants across the United States have raised more than $750 million through Making Strides walks. In 2017, 1.4 million walkers across the country joined the American Cancer Society to raise more than $60 million through Making Strides events. On Sunday, nearly 500 participants raised almost $95,000 as part of the South Burlington event, according to the Making Strides website. For more information about Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, visit cancer.org/stridesonline.

- Information for this release provide by Saint Michael's athletic communications office - 


The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. Our Global Headquarters are located in Atlanta, Georgia, and we have regional and local offices throughout the country to ensure we have a presence in every community 


The American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks raise awareness and funds to save lives from breast cancer. Each event is a noncompetitive 3 to 5 mile walk that brings people together to make a difference for everyone who has been touched by breast cancer. The events raise money to fund innovative research, provide free information and support, and to help people reduce their breast cancer risk or find it early when it's most treatable.


The NE10 is an association of 15 diverse institutions serving student-athletes across 24 NCAA Division II sports. Together we build brilliant futures by embracing the journey of every student-athlete.

Each year, 4,500 of those student-athletes compete in conference championships in 24 sports, making the NE10 the largest DII conference in the country in terms of sport sponsorship. Leading the way in the classroom, on the field and within the community, the NE10 is proud of its comprehensive program and the experience it provides student-athletes.