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"Think Pink": FGCU Hosts USC Upstate on Saturday Night
Saturday, February 09, 2008
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Join the Eagles for "Think Pink" at Alico Arena. Fans are asked to wear pink to Saturday's game in support of breast cancer research.

FORT MYERS, Fla. - The FGCU women's basketball team is teaming up with the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) and will be holding a "Think Pink" day on Sat. Feb. 9, as the Eagles host USC Upstate at 7 p.m. in Alico Arena. The team encourages everyone in attendance to wear pink in support of breast cancer research. The Eagles will be wearing pink wristbands to show support for the American Cancer Society and the fight against cancer during the game.

Donations will be collected at the game with all proceeds going to the American Cancer Society. The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service. The goal of the American Cancer Society (ACS) is to prevent cancer, save lives, and diminish suffering from cancer.

General admission to the "Think Pink" game starts at $8. For more ticket information contact the FGCU ticket office at 1-239-590-7145.

 

WBCA's "Think Pink"  

Mission Statement: The WBCA's "Think Pink" initiative is a global, unified effort for the Women's Basketball Coaches Association's (WBCA) nation of coaches to assist in raising breast cancer awareness on the court, across campuses, in communities and beyond.

History: The WBCA began "Think Pink" in 2007 as an initiative to raise breast cancer awareness in women's basketball, on campuses and in communities. In 2007, more than 120 schools unified for this effort and helped make the inaugural year of the WBCA's "Think Pink" a success.

Why Get Involved?: There are several coaches currently fighting this vicious disease. Women's basketball coaches share not only a profession, but a community and it is important to pull together and support such causes as this.