SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga basketball star Julian Strawther has made a huge impact on Spokane.
Not solely has he been a playmaker on the courtroom, he has additionally made a giant distinction with a trigger that may be very private to him.
Strawther and native espresso chain Wake Up Call have been teaming up since March, shining a lightweight on most cancers consciousness.
It’s a trigger very near him.
“My mom passed away from breast cancer when I was very young,” Strawther mentioned. “It’s been always something really close to my heart. So I always knew that when I had an opportunity and platform to be able to do something like this.”
The native espresso chain vowed to donate 10 p.c of all of its Mad Hatter drink gross sales all through the month of March.
The end result? More than $17,000 is now going to the native breast most cancers charity “Every Woman Can.”
The cash will probably be used to serve sufferers by way of assets and training.
“Honestly, we had no idea how much money it was going to be… Say that we are overwhelmed,” mentioned Deb Barnes, CEO and President of Every Woma Can. “I think it’s an understatement. It’s amazing that Julian did the partnership with Wake Up Call for us.”
Strawther mentioned he’s glad he was in a position to make an impression in the neighborhood through the low season.
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