Cal Poly Student-Athletes Raise More Than $1,000 for Cancer Resource Center

Cal Poly Student-Athletes Raise More Than $1,000 for Cancer Resource Center

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — Block P, Cal Poly’s NCAA Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, raised more than $1,000 as part of the Big West Conference’s 10th annual February Coin Drive.

The Mustangs collected $1,015.87 for Hearst Cancer Resource Center at French Hospital during the month.

HCRC offers patient navigation, social services and support programs, nutritional counseling, treatment techniques, an appearance center, and spiritual and therapeutic social activities for those living with cancer and their families.

Altogether between the Big West’s nine universities, the 2017 drive generated $20,252.56 for charitable causes, also including Team IMPACT (Cal State Fullerton), West Valley Animal Shelter (CSUN), CSULB Beach Pantry (Long Beach State), Cal Aggie Camp (UC Davis), UCI Urology (UC Irvine), Cesar Chavez Community Center (UC Riverside), Swim with Mike (UC Santa Barbara) and UH Relay for Life (Hawai’i).

Combined over the past six years, Cal Poly’s student-athletes have raised $7,246.50 through the drive, with previous causes also including the Jessie Rees Foundation and CURE International.