Women’s Basketball Amps Up Participants at Local Cancer Run

Women’s Basketball Amps Up Participants at Local Cancer Run

By: Ryan Gasser, sports information director

COLUMBUS, Ohio – They may not be in season, but the Capital University women's basketball team has already shown the fire of a team competing for an Ohio Athletic Conference championship. The Crusaders were out serving the community by using their enthusiasm at the annual C2C Relay Run benefitting the American Cancer Society.

On Friday, August 23 and Saturday, August 24, the American Cancer Society (ACS) hosted its annual fundraising event called the C2C (Columbus to Cincinnati) Relay Run. In this unique relay-style run, teams of eight ran from Columbus to Cincinnati, come together to honor cancer survivors, spread the word about reducing cancer risk, and raise money to help the ACS save lives.

The Crusaders arrived outside of Genoa Park in downtown Columbus on Friday afternoon, where they provided cheers of support for the entire field of participants. Nineteen teams of eight, including two Capital staff members, lined up to begin the 131-mile journey from the state capital to Yeatman's Cove, Sawyer Point in Cincinnati. Every person received a touch of purple as they began the run, which at last tally had raised over $40,000 for cancer research.

Capital Women's Basketball stayed not just to support assistant coach Molly Brennan and staffer Amy Duerr, but to motivate and support each of the eight teams and 152 participants as they began the overnight trek.

For more information about the American Cancer Society or for information on cancer treatment, research, or prevention, visit www.cancer.org.

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