February 6, 2013

Women’s Basketball & Ice Hockey’s to Host Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Games

BOSTON, Mass. – Starting this Monday, the University of Massachusetts Boston will be hosting three Breast Cancer Awareness events, starting with the women's basketball annual pink game, which is set to take place on Monday at 5:30 p.m. in the Clark Athletic Center Gym. 

On February 15, the women's and men's ice hockey teams will "Pink the Rink" as part of their annual fundraiser event.  All proceeds from the women's basketball game will be donated to the Kay Yow Fund, while the proceeds from the ice hockey games will be donated to the American Cancer Society, with hopes of ending all cancers everywhere. 

Women's Hockey will start off the doubleheader with a 4 p.m. contest against the University of Southern Maine.  The men's team will follow at 7 p.m. with their game at St. Michael's College.

All fans who attend the basketball or ice hockey contests are encouraged to wear pink in support of this great cause. 

Since 1982, Susan G. Komen for the Cure has played a critical role in every major advance in the fight against breast cancer – transforming how the world talks about and treats this disease and helping to turn millions of breast cancer patients into breast cancer survivors.

UMass Boston Athletics has been dedicated to help raising money and awareness for not only breast cancer research, but for all cancers in hopes that they can help bring an end to all the terrible diseases.

For more information about Susan G. Komen for the Cure visit http://ww5.komen.org/Default.aspx.