LANCASTER, Pa. - The Franklin & Marshall women's basketball
team will hold its third annual WBCA PinkZone games (formerly known
as Think Pink). This year will feature two games, the first is on
Wednesday, February 17th when the Diplomats take on Johns Hopkins
at 6 p.m. The second game is on Saturday February 20th, when
Dickinson visits the Mayser Center at 2 p.m. Admission is free and
donations are welcome at the door.
Last year, F&M raised over $450 for the Kay Yow/WBCA Cancer Fund thanks to fans donations. On Wednesday and Saturday, the Diplomats will be wearing pink t-shirts during the warm-up to show their support and challenge fans to wear pink to the game in honor of breast cancer survivors.
The WBCA began the 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 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.
The 2009 campaign raised over $1.3 million, reached over 912,000 fans, unified more than 1,600 participating teams and organizations, and saw 56+ schools break attendance records at their event. The WBCA's charity of choice is the Kay Yow/WBCA Cancer Fund®, in partnership with The V Foundation