Jayhawks To Host Think Pink Game On Sunday, Feb. 17

Feb. 10, 2008

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas women’s basketball and Kansas Athletics will work to raise awareness and funds for the fight against breast cancer when it takes part in the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association’s (WBCA) “Think Pink” initiative on Sunday, February 17. Kansas will play host to Nebraska at 2 p.m. in a game that will see both teams dress in pink and white uniforms in an effort to raise breast cancer awareness.

The “Think Pink” initiative is a global, unified effort to assist in raising breast cancer awareness on the court, across campuses, in communities and beyond. In just its second year, the initiative has grown to 600 participating schools nationwide.

Kansas Athletics will donate $1 to the Breast Cancer Center at Lawrence Memorial Hospital for every fan in attendance to support breast cancer treatment and research. In addition, the first 5,000 fans in attendance will receive a free pink t-shirt courtesy of Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

“We are proud to join in the effort to create awareness, educate and raise money to help fight breast cancer,” said Head Coach Bonnie Henrickson.

Breast cancer incidence rates declined by 3.5% per year from 2001 to 2004. Treatment and research funding is critical to ensure this downward trend continues. In 2007 alone, doctors diagnosed an estimated 240,510 new cases of breast cancer in the U.S.

Tickets may be purchased in person at the Allen Fieldhouse Ticket Office, over the phone at 800-34-HAWKS or online at www.kuathletics.com.