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Susquehanna Women in the Pink

Feb. 6, 2008

SELINSGROVE, (Pa.) – The team colors may be maroon and orange, but the Susquehanna University Women's Basketball Team will be wearing pink during their game against Goucher College Feb. 9. The game, which begins at 5:30 p.m., will be played on Susquehanna's home court in Garrett Sports Complex.

The Crusaders are participating in the annual "Think Pink" event, sponsored by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) to raise awareness about breast cancer.  More than 750 college and high school teams throughout the country are expected to participate.

Susquehanna's team hopes to create a "pink out" at their game against the Gophers. Both teams will wear pink shirts for their pre-game warm ups. Fans also are encouraged to wear pink, and free T-shirts will be available for those with wardrobes lacking the pastel hue. Susquehanna's cheerleaders will also don pink tops and wave pink pom-poms.

The T-shirt logo – featuring the pink ribbon breast cancer icon and a basketball – was designed by Courtney Thibeault, a senior hoops player and graphic design major from Brielle, N.J.

Zeta Tau Alpha sorority, which supports breast cancer research as their national philanthropy, will be on hand with information about breast cancer, including how to do a self-examination, breast health basics and the ABC's of breast health.  Evangelical Community Hospital is providing additional information about breast health.

Donations will be accepted during the event for the Kay Yow WBCA Cancer Fund. Zeta Tau Alpha is also collecting lids from Yoplait yogurt as part of their “Save Lids to Save Lives” campaign.

Contact: Gerald Cohen
570-372-4119

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