Auburn Women's Basketball Asks Tiger Fans To `Think Pink' At The South Carolina Game Feb. 17
Feb. 6, 2008
AUBURN - Head coach Nell Fortner and the Auburn women's basketball team is excited to be part of the WBCA's "Think Pink" initiative this season and helping raise awareness of breast cancer. On Feb. 17 when the Tigers host South Carolina at 2 p.m., fans are asked to join the teams and both coaching staffs and wear pink. All tickets are just $1 and are available by phone at 1-800-AUB-1957 or at the door on game day.
The Tigers are proud to announce that ALFA Insurance has come on as the presenting sponsor of the event and has offered to donate $1 for every fan in attendance, up to $5,000. In addition, head coach Nell Fortner has offered to compliment ALFA's generosity by donating $1 for every fan over 5,000. Both donations will benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
"ALFA has been involved in the community and promotion of `Think Pink' and women involved with breast cancer," ALFA representative and breast cancer survivor Carol Golsan said. "We really wanted to be involved with this when Auburn Athletics brought it to us. We are excited about being on the ground floor of the event because we feel like it will just get bigger from here. I think this is something that is very important and you have to continue to get the word out and remind women to get checked."
"We are thrilled about this opportunity to join with the WBCA in its efforts to raise breast cancer awareness," Fortner said. "We appreciate ALFA's support and donation to Susan G. Komen for the Cure and encourage Tiger fans to come out and `Think Pink' on Sunday, Feb. 17."
As part of the game day festivities, the first 500 fans to the game will receive a pink and white AU mini basketball. Also, the first 150 AU students in attendance will receive a pair of pink Crocs.
Don't miss this valuable opportunity to help Auburn make a difference in the fight against breast cancer. Breast cancer affects thousands of women and their families every year and has touched those close to the Auburn family. Auburn women's basketball alumni Marianne Merritt (Melton) and Ellison Beggs are both survivors as is Ellen Phillips, the aunt of freshman Ruth Ketcham.
In addition, senior Juanitta Wallace and sophomore Reneisha Hobbs and junior Sherell Hobbs lost their aunt's, Sharon Dawson and Mary Francis Hobbs, to breast cancer.
What is the WBCA's "Think Pink"?
For more information on the "Think Pink" initiative please visit www.wbca.org/thinkpink.asp.
More on the Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Susan G. Komen received a promise from her sister, Nancy G. Brinker, that she would do everything she could to help end breast cancer. In 1982 that promise was fulfilled with the start of the then-titled Susan G. Komen Foundation. What is now known as "Komen for the Cure" is the world's largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. Nearly $1 billion has been raised in the efforts dedicated to the fight against breast cancer worldwide.
For additional information on Susan G. Komen for the Cure please visit www.komen.org.
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