Oct. 21, 2008
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – In an effort to raise awareness for Breast Cancer Research, the Florida State soccer team `Painted the Plex Pink’ on Thursday, October 16 in a game against nationally ranked Wake Forest.
The Seminoles soccer team helped `Paint the Plex Pink’ by wearing special pink Nike jerseys for the game. For a week, fans have had the opportunity to bid on the authentic gear as all 22 game jerseys have been auctioned off online at Seminoles.com.
The opportunity for fans to bid on these jerseys will come to an end on Tuesday, October 21. Below is a listing of the closing times for all 22 game jerseys.
#4, #5, #9, #15, #17, #20
#1, #2, #10, #14, #16, #25
#6, #11, #19, #21, #23
#7, #8, #13, #22, #28
Proceeds from the game against Wake Forest as well as the online auction will go to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
Susan G. Komen for the Cure was established in 1982 by Nancy Brinker to honor the memory of her older sister, Susan G. Komen, who died from breast cancer at the age of 36. It is one of the largest private sources of funding in the U.S. dedicated solely to breast cancer research and since its inception 20 years ago, the foundation has raised over $600 million, providing much needed funding for groundbreaking breast cancer research and innovative projects in the areas of breast health education and breast cancer screening and treatment.
“Twenty years ago a woman diagnosed with breast cancer had a 78% survival rate, but today, thanks to the advances of science and technology, education and easier access to mammogram screenings, if the cancer is detected early enough there is now a 98% survival rate,” said Theresa Martin, Executive Director of the North Florida Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation. “Many of these advances from research to outreach programs are funded by the monies raised by volunteers and the teams participating in this event.
“For every $100 raised, The Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation can fund another mammogram in our area for women that are uninsured or underinsured. Our goal is to make sure any women in need of a screening has access to one. We can do that thanks to everyone that donates to our organization.”
For more information on Susan G. Komen for the Cure, please visit the following website at www.komen.org.