April 8, 2005
PULLMAN, Wash. - The throwers from the Washington State University track and field team will hold a benefit car wash Sunday, April 24, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Pullman Bank of America parking lot.
Two previous car washes were highly successful. In 2002, the Cougar throwers teamed up with their counterparts from the University of Idaho and raised $1300 for an Eastern Washington University thrower who needed a kidney transplant. In 2003, the teams again combined and raised $1000 for Robert Fogelson of Rosalia to help pay his bone marrow transplant expenses.
This year's recipient of the car wash donations is Vicki Nasralla, a 39-year-old Pullman resident who is a wife and mother of two who is battling lymphoma. The money raised will help pay for costs associated with her second stem cell transplant at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Care Alliance in Seattle. The Cougar throwers are working with the Whitman County Transplant Fund, Inc., to gather donations for Vicki.
"We've had great success in the past with our car washes," Associate Head Coach Debra Farwell said. "This is our way of giving something back to the local people in need."
The throwers will put their arm muscles to work from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Sunday April 24, at the Bank of America parking lot, 425 East Main Street, Pullman. The Pullman Chevron Gas Station is donating the water used for the car wash.
Those not able to get to the car wash can make a donation by contacting Debra Farwell at 335-0260.