Oct. 27, 2003
PULLMAN, Wash. -- Throwers from the Washington State University and the University of Idaho track and field teams raised $1,065 for the Whitman County Transplant Fund by washing cars Saturday, Oct. 18, in Moscow.
Discus, hammer, shot put and javelin throwers from the Cougars and Vandals men's and women's track and field teams washed cars from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. and the donated money will directly benefit Robert Fogelson, of Rosalia, who is in need of a bone marrow transplant. Fogelson, his wife and their two children have lived in Whitman County for 14 years.
This was the second annual car wash for the WSU and UI throwers. Last year the men's and women's teams raised $1300 for Eastern Washington University thrower Ty Weingard who needed the funds for a kidney transplant. While most transplant surgeries are covered by medical insurance, the insurance usually covers only part of the total cost and will not pay for the donor's medical expenses.
"The turnout was great and we are grateful to all who donated money," Cougar Associate Track and Field Coach Debra Farwell said. "We were also happy to meet the Fogelsons who drove down from Rosalia."