Help Support Marquette's Pink Zone Initiative
Feb. 10, 2010
The Marquette women's basketball team will be thinking pink and are encouraging others to do the same as it hosts its fifth annual PINK OUT on Saturday, Feb. 20, for the Golden Eagles' game against DePaul. The 1 p.m. tip-off at the Al McGuire Center will air regionally on BIG EAST TV.
Marquette's PINK OUT is part of the Women's Basketball Coaches Association's "Pink Zone" initiative to help raise breast cancer awareness on the court, across campuses, in communities and beyond. Over 1,000 schools nationwide will assist in this effort Feb. 12-21.
The Golden Eagles will be sporting pink uniforms, shooting shirts, along with other pink accessories and accents during the game. The MU coaching staff as well as the band and cheerleaders will all be wearing pink.
Marquette women's basketball pink t-shirts are available for a $10 donation.
Marquette Women's Basketball will honor breast cancer survivors in a special pre-game ceremony. Additionally, breast cancer survivors will receive a FREE ticket to the game, and the opportunity to purchase addtional tickets for friends and family at a discounted rate.
There will be a health fair sponsored by Marquette Athletics, the Ethnic Alumni Association (EAA), The Association of Marquette University Women (AMUW), and the Center for Health Education & Promotion/Student Health Service on the concourse of the Al McGuire Center beginning at noon. The first 1,000 fans to visit each of the interactive booths at the health fair will receive a FREE travel-sized bottle of hand sanitizer courtesy of the Association of Marquette University Women, and all individuals who visit each health fair booth will be entered into a raffle to win great prizes.
A bra drive in which all donated gently used bras will go to the Sexual Assault Treatment Center of Greater Milwaukee.
A 3-point attack against breast cancer. One can pledge $5, $10, or any other amount for each MU 3-pointer made on February 20th. There is also an option to give a flat donation.
We are also looking for 10 volunteers to donate eight or more inches or their hair to the Beautiful Lengths Campaign in which the hair donated goes directly for wigs for cancer patients. "The cut" will be done at halftime of the game on the Feb. 20.
Where donations will go:
Over the last four years, Marquette has raised thousands of dollars for the Milwaukee Breast and Cervical Cancer Awareness Program (MBCCAP). This year all money raised will be divided between the MBCCAP and the Kay Yow/WBCA Cancer Fund.