AMERICUS, Ga. – Trying to do their part to raise breast cancer awareness, the Georgia Southwestern Lady Hurricanes' Febdruay 6th match-up at 5:30 p.m. versus the Columbus State University Cougars will be the "2012 Play 4Kay Pack the House in Pink" game.
Fans are encouraged to attend the game dressed in pink in support of breast cancer awareness. The Georgia Southwestern Women's Basketball program will also be taking donations for the "Play 4Kay" Cancer Fund at the game in the Storm Dome.
"Play 4Kay" is The Kay Yow Cancer Fund, in partnership with the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) and The V Foundation, is a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization committed to being a part of finding an answer in the fight against women's cancers through raising money for scientific research, assisting the underserved and unifying people for a common cause.
Kay Yow, former North Carolina State University head women's basketball coach, was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 1987, and passed away on January 24, 2009, after facing her third bout with the disease. With the creation of the Fund, Kay hoped to raise money to further cutting-edge research conducted by the nation's top doctors and medical experts to allow more and more cancer patients to have access to experimental drugs and clinical trials. Since the majority of these research projects are privately funded, these researchers desperately need our support in order for them to continue to make strides in finding a cure for cancer.
To date, the Fund has raised over $4.5M for cancer research. Due to our unique partnership with The V Foundation, we utilize their Scientific Advisory Board to ensure your donations support only the cancer research projects with the most potential. Thus, grant recipients funded by the Kay Yow Cancer Fund have remarkable standing within the scientific community.