Oct. 8, 2010
PULLMAN, Wash. - Rain showers did not dampen the enthusiasm last Sunday as Washington State University Track and Field throwers held their Ninth Annual Car Wash and collected $1000 in donations for two local families with medical financial hardships.
During the past nine years, the Cougar throwers have washed cars and raised over $11,000 to donate to local community members in need. This year the donations collected by the WSU javelin, hammer, shot and discus throwers along with several guests from the baseball team, were split equally between the Galene Green family and the Nicole Hodge family. Green is battling a rare and incurable form of Multiple Sclerosis called Tumefactive MS which produces symptoms similar to a severe stroke, including some paralysis. Hodge has a rare heart condition that required open heart surgery earlier this year and claimed the lives of her parents at a young age.
"We want to thank the Pullman Bank of America and the Pullman Chevron Gas Station for their continued support through their donation of the parking lot and water for the car wash," Cougar Associate Track & Field Coach Debra Farwell said. "And we are grateful to the member of the Pullman community who donated cash so generously again this year."