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Wisconsin among schools who will 'Pull for a Cure' at Head of the Charles


Oct. 14, 2013

MADISON, Wis. - Fall in the rowing world means it's time for the Head of the Charles. Billed as the "world's largest two day rowing event," with over 9,000 competitors and 300,000 spectators lining the shores of the Charles River in Boston, all three Wisconsin rowing programs will compete in this weekend's event.

This year, in addition to pulling hard on the water, the Wisconsin rowing team is also pulling for a cure! Like many other teams participating in this year's Head of the Charles Regatta, all three Badger squads are fundraising to fight breast cancer through Pull for a Cure. The openweight women set a goal of $4,000 and they have almost reached it. With just a week left until the Charles, they have raised over $3,500. In total the event has raised over $29,000, with the three Wisconsin squads contributing over $4,500.

"We have so much support on the water, but this is a great opportunity for people to show that Badger love in what we do off the water as well," stated senior women's openweight rower Monica Whitehouse. "Whether it is a family member or a friend, we are all affected by breast cancer."

Help the Badgers fight breast cancer and reach their goals by following the link and making a donation. Pull for a cure, then show your support for the Badgers as they travel to Boston to pull for a win!"


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