Join Women's Basketball In Walk For Women
Jan. 23, 2008
GREENVILLE, N.C. - Join the East Carolina Women's Basketball team in a 1.5 mile walk to support breast cancer awareness. The Walk for Women, part of ECU's "Think Pink" initiative, will take place on Saturday, February 16th, beginning at 10:30 a.m. at Minges Coliseum. Chic-Fil-A will provide lunch for those participating.
The Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) began the "Think Pink" initiative in 2007 to raise breast cancer awareness on the court, across campuses, in communities and beyond. This years' "Think Pink" week is February 8-17, 2008.
Money raised will be donated to the Gardner's for Hope: Joan Balch Cancer Fund, which is administered by the Leo W. Jenkins Cancer Center in Greenville, NC to assist breast cancer patients who are challenged financially or in special need of encouragement. Funds are used to buy wigs, prostheses, wound dressings and other health products.
The Lady Pirates' contest against UCF on Sunday, Feb. 17th will also be part of "Think Pink" week, and will be ECU's `Pack The House in Pink' game. Anyone who wears pink to the game will receive free admission. A representative from the Joan Balch Fund will be in attendance on Sunday to accept a check for the money raised.
For more information on the Walk for Women or to register for the event, feel free to contact Whitney Woods in the ECU Sports Marketing Department at (252) 737-4532 or at email@example.com.