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ASU student-athletes lend hand at Race for the Cure

October 20, 2010

On Saturday, October 10, 102 Arizona State University freshmen student-athletes joined together in downtown Phoenix to lend a hand and support the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. For the eighth year in a row, Sun Devil rookies were on hand at the annual event that brings together supporters in the fight against breast cancer.

"It's essential to get the freshmen involved in a community service project so that they understand how important it is to help their community," Natalie Burgess, an academic coach in the Office of Student-Athlete Development, stated. "The Race for the Cure gives us an amazing opportunity to support thousands of participants in their search to end breast cancer. The freshmen were able to witness the community coming together to support a cause and it was an honor that we were able to volunteer for this event."

The 2010 event saw over 31,000 individuals walk, jog and run through downtown Phoenix and raise over $2 millon.

Check back later for a photo gallery from the event. You also can see more of what went on below in a video by Lauren Hillhouse (Sparky's Sports Network).