February 14, 2024

Penn State University Altoona, PA Raises $2,000 to Support Cassandra Woodland’s Fight Against Breast Cancer, Love Conquers ALL

In a heartfelt display of love and support, the community at Penn State University Altoona, PA, rallied together to raise $2,000 for Cassandra Woodland, a brave mother battling breast cancer. The story unfolded at the Adler Gymnasium on Saturday, February 10th, where Kevin Woodland Jr. played basketball, honoring his mother’s courageous fight.

The event was a testament to the power of unity, as the funds were raised through a combination of Sideline Cancer Merch Sales, Online Donations, and Donations Collected by the Penn State University Altoona Dance Team. Each contribution, no matter how small, was a step towards easing the burden on the Woodland Family.

The atmosphere in the gymnasium was charged with emotion, and the basketball games were nothing short of electrifying. During the women’s game, Jaidyn McCracken’s performance was awe-inspiring, as she made 5 three-pointers in the first half against PSU Behrend. Despite her remarkable efforts, the Penn State University Altoona Women’s Team lost 71-61, highlighting the unpredictable nature of life’s challenges.

The men’s game was a highlight of the Sideline Cancer Basketball Season, although the Penn State University Altoona Men’s Team suffered a heartbreaking 83-82 loss. Dwayne Jones and Jarrett Gardner’s dominance in the paint kept the game intense. The crowd erupted in cheers, hoping for a last-second victory, but Penn State Altoona fell short as Justin Sheetz missed a shot in the Right Corner as time expired in OT.

The event drew the biggest crowd of the year, demonstrating the community’s unwavering support. The donations collected in the stands, nearly $800, were a testament to the love and compassion that filled the gymnasium. Together, Penn State University Altoona, PA, sidelined cancer, proving that love conquers all.