Head women's basketball coach Beth Couture and her team, Beth's Bulldogs, are set for this weekend's St. Vincent's Weekend to End Breast Cancer. Couture will be walking 38 miles over the course of two days during the event, which has raised money for breast cancer research.
"I'm honored to be able to be a part of such a wonderful event," Couture said. "I would like to thank all of those who donated to my team, as well as all of the people who donated to any of the teams."
Couture's involvement is instrumental in the St. Vincent's event. She will be giving the welcome speech Saturday at 8 a.m. at the walk's starting point, Coxhall Gardens in Carmel. She will then walk 20 miles Saturday before spending the night in tents with other participants. She will then walk 18 miles Sunday before giving closing remarks to breast cancer survivors Sunday at 3 p.m.
Couture, in her ninth season at Butler, was diagnosed with breast cancer in April 2009. She underwent treatments last year, barely taking any time off from coaching and recruiting, and finished just before Butler's exhibition game last November. She has since become an advocate of funding cancer research and has won awards and honors for her resilience and philanthropy.