Bulldog Basketball Participates in “Pink Zone” Campaign for Breast Cancer Awareness

For the second straight season, the Truman Athletics Department will participate in the nationwide Women’s Basketball Coaches Association “Pink Zone” campaign, Feb. 13-22, to help raise awareness for breast cancer research.

The Bulldogs have designated the Feb. 14 home game against Nebraska-Omaha as its platform for an effort to assist in the cause across campus and in the Kirksville community. Tip-off  is set for 1 p.m. in Pershing Arena.

Special events this year include free admission for fans wearing pink, as well as commemorative pink t-shirts, which can be purchased at the door for $10 with proceeds benefiting the Adair County Relay for Life.

Survivors will be honored at halftime, Relay for Life luminaries will be on sale and there will be a silent auction during the game for a pink basketball signed by the Truman women’s basketball team.

In 2008, more than 1,200 teams and organizations participated in the WBCA’s campaign nationwide, reaching more than 830,000 fans and raising more than $930,000 for breast cancer awareness and research.

Survivors to be honored should contact the Athletics Office at 785.4236 or e-mail Tyler Madsen at madsen@truman.edu. Anyone wishing to learn more can also reach Madsen by phone at 785.7778.

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