Julian Strawther, Wake Up Call raise more than $17,000 for breast cancer awareness

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SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga basketball star Julian Strawther has made a big impact on Spokane. 

Not only has he been a playmaker on the court, he has also made a big difference with a cause that is very personal to him. 

Strawther and local coffee chain Wake Up Call have been teaming up since March, shining a light on cancer awareness. 

It’s a cause very close to him. 

“My mom passed away from breast cancer when I was very young,” Strawther said. “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 local coffee chain vowed to donate 10 percent of all of its Mad Hatter drink sales throughout the month of March. 

The result? More than $17,000 is now going to the local breast cancer charity “Every Woman Can.” 

The money will be used to serve patients through resources and education. 

“Honestly, we had no idea how much money it was going to be… Say that we are overwhelmed,” said 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 said he is glad he was able to make an impact in the community during the off-season. 

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