Pink Zone game benefits breast cancer research

January 25, 2010

University Park, Pa. -- Pink was the color of the day on Sunday (Jan. 24) at the Bryce Jordan Center, as the Penn State Lady Lion basketball team held its fourth annual WBCA Pink Zone at Penn State game. The Lady Lions, who held off a late Illinois rally for a 70-66 win, sported special jerseys trimmed in pink. In addition, everyone from the pep band, cheerleaders, dance team and Nittany Lion to fans, a record 285 breast cancer survivors in attendance at the game and even members of the media donned pink shirts to increase awareness of breast cancer, honor survivors and raise money for breast cancer research.

The preliminary fundraising total for the event is $66,446.24 for the four Pink Zone charities, Mount Nittany Medical Center, Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute, Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition and the Kay Yow/WBCA Cancer Fund. For more information or to donate online to the Pink Zone at Penn State, visit the official Pink Zone Web site at online.

The win is the sixth-straight for the Lady Lions and gives Penn State seven wins in Big Ten play, which is the highest win total since the 2006-07 squad was 7-9 in Big Ten action. For more on the game, visit online.

For photos of the Pink Zone activities, visit online.

  • Breast cancer survivor and guest host for the day Tammy Miller has some fun with the Nittany Lion before the start of the Lady Lions basketball game vs. Illinois on Sunday, Jan. 24. For more photos, click on the image above.

    IMAGE: Annemarie Mountz
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