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Last year's ‘Dribble for the Cure' set an annual donation record for the third consecutive year.
UCLA’s Seventh Annual ‘Dribble for the Cure’ Set For Sunday, Oct. 26
By: UCLA Athletics

LOS ANGELES – The seventh annual ‘Dribble for the Cure,’ an event of raising funds and awareness in the fight against pediatric cancer, will once again be held on the UCLA campus on Sunday, Oct. 26. Start time and other event details will be released later this summer.

Last year’s ‘Dribble for the Cure’ set an annual donation record for the third consecutive year. The event totaled over 525 participants with record net revenue, including corporate sponsorships, of $167,000. UCLA’s women’s and men’s basketball teams and the UCLA Athletic Department joined forces with Bruin basketball great John Vallely, the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation (PCRF) and the Cancer Research Program at Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA for the fund-raising event. 

‘Dribble for the Cure’ has grown every year with a six-year event total of over 4,025 participants contributing nearly $700,000.00 in the battle against children’s cancer. The 2012 event raised a then-record mark of $155,395.74. Proceeds will help support the treatment for pediatric cancer patients at Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA.

Last year’s event started at Drake Stadium and finished at Collins Court in the Wooden Center, as participants dribbled basketballs on a 1.2 mile course across the Bruin campus. At the conclusion of the event, entrants were given a unique opportunity to meet and pose for photographs with and obtain autographs from the UCLA women’s and men’s basketball teams. UCLA student-athletes from other Bruin women’s and men’s sports were also present to work and participate in the ‘Dribble.’

“‘Dribble for the Cure’ has become a much anticipated event among our patients, their families and friends,” said Dr. Theodore B. Moore, Chief of the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA. “We are heartened to see this event grow each year and to witness the outpouring of support from the UCLA community of students, staff, patients and families. It is exciting to see how the fund-raising efforts are translated into innovative research going on in the pediatric cancer labs at UCLA, all of which are made possible through the generosity of spirit at ‘Dribble for the Cure.’”

For many years, Vallely and his family have been on the front line in the battle against cancer.  A starting guard on John Wooden’s UCLA 1969 and 1970 NCAA Championship men’s basketball teams, he is a 2006 inductee into the UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame. Vallely is a two-time stem cell transplant cancer survivor and a 20+-year member of the PCRF Board of Directors. In 1991, John and Karen Vallely lost their daughter Erin to cancer at age 12.

“I am so pleased the ‘Dribble for the Cure’ vision is being shared by so many in our community,” Vallely said. “Imagine enjoying a beautiful day with great people who want to make a difference in the world of pediatric cancer. Please join UCLA Athletics, PCRF, Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA and me on Oct. 26 as we grow ‘Dribble for the Cure.’ This will be our seventh year as we fight to eliminate childhood cancer.”

For more information on the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation, the Cancer Research Program at Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA and the ‘Dribble for the Cure,’ please go to  -


UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Friday, Oct 30
vs. Cal State Los ...
Los Angeles, CA
W, 95 - 57
Friday, Nov 13
vs. Monmouth
Los Angeles, CA
L, 81 - 84 (OT)
Sunday, Nov 15
vs. Cal Poly
Los Angeles, CA
W, 88 - 83
Thursday, Nov 19
vs. Pepperdine
Los Angeles, CA
W, 81 - 67
Monday, Nov 23
vs. UNLV
Lahaina, HI
W, 77 - 75
Tuesday, Nov 24
vs. Kansas
Lahaina, HI
L, 73 - 92
Wednesday, Nov 25
vs. Wake Forest
Lahaina, HI
L, 77 - 80
Sunday, Nov 29 - 4:00 PM PST
vs. CSUN
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Dec 03 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Kentucky
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Dec 06 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Long Beach State
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Dec 12 - 7:00 PM PST
at Gonzaga
Spokane, WA
Tuesday, Dec 15 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Louisiana-Lafayette
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Dec 19 - 10:00 AM PST
vs. North Carolina
Brooklyn, NY
Tuesday, Dec 22 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. McNeese State
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Jan 01 - 8:00 PM PST
at Washington
Seattle, WA
Sunday, Jan 03 - 6:30 PM PST
at Washington State
Pullman, WA
Thursday, Jan 07 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Arizona
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Jan 09 - 2:00 PM PST
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
Wednesday, Jan 13 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
Wednesday, Jan 20 - 8:00 PM PST
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
Saturday, Jan 23 - 1:00 PM PST
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
Thursday, Jan 28 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Jan 30 - 4:00 PM PST
vs. Washington State
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Feb 04 - 7:30 PM PST
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Feb 12 - 6:00 PM PST
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
Sunday, Feb 14 - 5:30 PM PST
at Arizona State
Tempe, AZ
Thursday, Feb 18 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Utah
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Feb 20 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. Colorado
Los Angeles, CA