Dunn was diagnosed with stage IV melanoma, July 27. It is her second bout with cancer, as she was originally diagnosed with melanoma, and beat it a few short years ago. Her relapse is serious enough that she cannot receive treatment at home in Boise. Instead, she will be cared for at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz.
Dunn was a four-year letterwinner, playing defense for the Broncos from 2000-03. Her impact was felt throughout her four-year career as she currently sits eighth on the Boise State career list for games played with 73.
Fans will have the opportunity to bid in a silent auction during the game, as well as stay after the final whistle for an autograph session with each team. Donation stations will be set up at the gate upon entry with all proceeds going directly to the Dunn family in an effort to help with medical expenses.
"Even if everyone who attends the game donated the five or six dollars it costs for a regular season game, it could go a long way in helping Amy," said head coach Steve Lucas.
For those who would like to donate but are unable to attend the exhibition fundraiser, you can go into any Idaho Central Credit Union branch and make a donation. Checks may also be made out to Amy Dunn, or to ICCU with a note in the memo field about a donation for Amy Dunn, and mailed to PO Box 2469, Pocatello, ID 83206.
"We are raising money to help a Bronco," Lucas said. "We want everyone out here who can come. It's a good event to get behind in order to give her all the tools she needs to fight, so that fighting is all she needs to worry about."