Adrian and WBCA Partner Up for Pink Zone Game on February 13
Jan. 14, 2010
ADRIAN, Mich. - The Adrian College women's basketball team is partnering with the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) in their "Pink Zone" initiative to help raise awareness of breast cancer. The team is asking everyone who attends the February 13 game against Kalamazoo at 3:00 p.m. to wear pink and bring a donation to help against this deadly disease.
The team is also going to be wearing pink uniforms during the game which will be auctioned off at the conclusion of the game. In addition, all breast cancer survivors are encouraged to attend so that we can acknowledge your strength and courage. All survivors are admitted for free.
The WBCA "Pink Zone" initiative is a global, unified effort to assist in raising breast cancer awareness on the court, across campuses and in communities. The campaign began in 2007 and more than 120 schools unified for this effort and helped make the inaugural year a success. In 2008, over 1,100 teams and organizations participated, reaching over 830,000 fans and raising over $930,000 for breast cancer awareness and research. The 2009 campaign raised over $1.3 million, reached over 912,000 fans, unified more than 1,600 participating teams and organizations, and saw 56-plus schools break attendance records at their event.
Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death for all women and the leading cause of cancer death in women between the ages of 20 and 59. In the United States, breast cancer is expected to be newly diagnosed every three minutes, and a woman will die from breast cancer every 13 minutes.
Please come out to the Merillat Center and support this nobel cause on Saturday, Feb. 13. For more information, please visit the WBCA website at WBCA Pink Zone.