FORT MYERS, Fla. - The FGCU women's basketball team will host Kennesaw State in conference action on Thursday night. Tip-off for the game is set for 7 p.m. The team encourages everyone in attendance to wear pink in support of breast cancer research. The Eagles will be wearing pink wristbands, headbands, and socks to show support for the fight against cancer during the game.
Donations will be collected at the game with all proceeds going to the Susan G Komen 'Race for the Cure Foundation'.
WBCA's "Pink Zone"
The WBCA Pink Zone™ 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.
The WBCA began the WBCA Pink Zone™, formerly known as "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 a success. In 2008, over 1,200 teams and organizations participated, reaching over 830,000 fans and raising over $930,000 for breast cancer awareness and research.
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.