Ninth annual Pink Zone a success

March 03, 2015

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The ninth annual Pink Zone at Penn State held Sunday at the Bryce Jordan Center drew an impressive crowd, including breast cancer survivors.

Miriam Powell, executive director of the Pennsylvania Pink Zone, said 730 survivors were registered to attend this year's Lady Lions basketball game against the Wisconsin Badgers.

The Lady Lions game is one part of the overall Pennsylvania Pink Zone effort, and since fundraising activities for this year are continuing, final annual totals are not yet available. Although winter weather did prevent some survivors and fans from attending, Powell said that, including Sunday's game, this year's campaign already has raised more than $200,000 and is on track to be a success.

And, events are continuing. The Pink Zone student organization will hold an inaugural 1 mile run on April 12, with proceeds going to this year's fundraising efforts. In the past eight years, the Pink Zone has raised $1.135 million. That includes $310,000 raised in 2014.

This year's fundraising efforts will benefit the Mount Nittany Medical Center, Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute, Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition, the Kay Yow Cancer Fund, J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital and Lewistown Hospital.

For more pictures of the event, visit the slide show. For more information on the Pink Zone at Penn State, visit the official Pink Zone website.

Last Updated March 05, 2015