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Well over 1,000 fans, friends and family came out in support of University of Hartford graduate and former women's basketball player Amanda Weaver '11 on Saturday, Sept. 8, to help in her battle against colon cancer. Together, the Hawks raised more than $45,000 toward Weaver's medical expenses in the "Walk for Weaver."
See a video of the Walk for Weaver on the HartfordHawks website.
Among those in attendance were members of the Hartford Hawks athletics teams, fraternities and sororities, as well as the Stonehill College Skyhawks women's basketball team, the New Hampshire Wildcats women's basketball team and former players from UMBC.
A number of former Hartford women's basketball players also made the trip back to West Hartford, including Erica Beverly ('10), Tanika Price ('05), Jackie Smith ('11), Mary Silvia ('11), Marylynne Schaefer ('09), Katie Kelley ('09), Courtney Gomez ('08), Lisa Etienne ('09), Kate DiDonato ('07), Keyokah Mars Garrick ('12), Ikea Witt ('07), Danielle Wexler ('06) and Erika Messam ('06).
Also assisting in the efforts were a number of sponsors, including Sachem Liquors, Aramark, AC Peterson Farms, Big Y, California Pizza Kitchen, Clear Channel Radio, Chipotle, Edgewood Party Rentals, Flight Zone, Lox Stock & Bagels, Newman's Own, Play it Again Sports, Campus Promotions and Awards, Rizzuto's, Robeks, Hartford SAAC, The Clay Pen, MDC, The University of Hartford Bookstore and Whole Foods.
Weaver was a four-year member of the women’s basketball team, and served as team captain during her senior year. She was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer in June, just weeks after completing her first year in the physical therapy graduate program.
You can follow Weaver’s progress on her blog, www.caringbridge.org/visit/amandaweaver.
To make additional donations, contact assistant basketball coach Bill Sullivan at (860) 768.5302 or firstname.lastname@example.org.