February 8, 2011 - by
‘Paint It Pink’ This Friday

Feb. 8, 2011


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — As is the tradition every February, the Florida State women’s basketball team will once again participate in the “Paint It Pink” breast cancer awareness campaign. An annual event spanning across all of Florida State’s women’s sports, “Paint It Pink” is an initiative to help raise funds and awareness for the fight against breast cancer. The women’s basketball team’s “pink” game is set for this Friday at 6:30 p.m. when the Seminoles host Georgia Tech at the Donald L. Tucker Center.

The team will don special pink uniforms for the occasion. All fans are encouraged to wear pink to the game in support of the cause, with one dollar of every ticket purchased going to aid in the treatment and prevention of breast cancer.

Additionally, anyone that gives at least a $10 donation will receive this year’s official “Paint It Pink” t-shirt. Fans can also purchase pink Florida State women’s basketball wristbands at the game. Special edition warm-up shirts worn by the Seminoles will be auctioned off on Seminoles.com at the conclusion of the game. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Sharon Ewing Walker Breast Health Center located in Tallahassee. Some funds will also be donated to the Kay Yow Cancer Fund in honor of the late North Carolina State Women’s Basketball coach and her courageous fight with breast cancer.

 “Cancer has impacted all of our lives in some way,” said Allison Rich, Senior Associate Director of Athletics for Florida State University. “It is through efforts like the ‘Paint It Pink’ campaign that we move closer to a cure. The administration and staff of the Athletics Department along with our student-athletes are pleased to be able to help raise awareness of such a worthy cause.”

Fans have the chance to contribute to the cause all season long through different fundraising opportunities at each “pink” game. During last year’s inaugural “Paint It Pink” campaign, fans helped to raise over $9,000 for the cause.

“Pink” events have already been held in conjunction with Florida State soccer, volleyball, cross country, swimming and diving and golf events. Future dates include softball on April 2, track and field on April 9 and tennis on April 15.

For more information about “Paint It Pink” please contact Candace Friedrich at cfriedrich@fsu.edu or 850-644-1350.


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