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More Than 650 Breast Cancer Survivors Gearing up for Pink Zone

by and on February 15, 2014 3:45 PM

So far 663 breast cancer survivors have registered for the eighth annual Pink Zone at Penn State Lady Lions Basketball game.

Tipoff is at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 16 at the Bryce Jordan Center, when the Lady Lions will take on Wisconsin. Survivors are invited onto the court during halftime to be recognized.

"This year's game is going to be a big one," says Miriam Powell, executive director of the Pennsylvania Pink Zone. "Penn State's very first 'Think Pink' game was played eight years ago against Wisconsin, so it's exciting to welcome them back to the Bryce Jordan Center for this event that has experienced so much growth over the years."

Powell said the Pink Zone's various planning committees have been working very hard, so it's rewarding to see it all come together on game day.

"I get goose bumps thinking about the emotions and excitement that fill the BJC at the Pink Zone game," she says. "I hope everyone who comes to the game leaves feeling inspired and understands that they help make an impact in our ongoing fight against breast cancer."

This year's goal is to raise $300,000 for Pink Zone's beneficiaries, Powell says, which include Mount Nittany Medical Center, Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute, the PA Breast Cancer Coalition, Kay Yow Cancer Fund, J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital and Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital.

The Pennsylvania Pink Zone and Penn State Lady Lion Basketball are a unified force in the fight against breast cancer on the court, across campus and within communities. The Pennsylvania Pink Zone promotes cancer awareness and empowers survivors through year-round efforts to raise funds critical in supporting vital breast cancer organizations, charities and facilities that focus on breast cancer education, prevention, diagnosis and treatment, according to its website. Click HERE for more information.

IF YOU GO

What: Penn State Pink Zone Game vs. Wisconsin

When: 1 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 16

Where: Bryce Jordan Center

Why: To raise money for the fight against breast cancer

Tickets: www.gopsusports.com



This story was produced by the staff at the Centre County Gazette. It was re-published with permission. The Centre County Gazette is a weekly publication, available at many locations around Centre County every Thursday morning.


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