Boise, Idaho - The Boise State women's soccer team raised over 12,000 dollars for former player Amy Dunn during its exhibition with Arizona State at the Boas Tennis and Soccer Complex, Friday. Dunn, who played at Boise State from 2000-03 was diagnosed with stage IV melanoma and is currently undergoing treatment at the Mayo Clinic Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz.
"We talk about our program being a family and this shows that is the truth," said head coach Steve Lucas. "We will do everything we can for Amy and this was a huge day, all we want her to do is worry about the fight."
This is Dunn's second bout with cancer, as she was originally diagnosed with melanoma, and beat it a few short years ago. Dunn was a four-year letterwinner, playing defense for the Broncos. 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.
"Every former player means something to us," said junior forward Erica Parks. "They were the ones who set the tone and made the program what it is for us today. We wouldn't be here without her or any of them, so it is so important for us to support her."
Donations are still being accepted several different ways for those who would like to give. You can go into any Idaho Central Credit Union branch and make a donation by transferring funds. 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.
A website has also been created for Amy Dunn donations. Visit www.getitdunn.org and click the donate button toward the bottom of the page.
Score was not kept Friday, as the game was purely meant to be a preseason exhibition and fundraiser.