Teams Wear Pink To Raise Money For Cancer Research

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Teams wear pink to raise money for cancer research.
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Winston-Salem, NC -- Just a few weeks after her passing, basketball players and fans around the nation honored late NC State coach Kay Yow. 

In Raleigh, the NC State women hosted the Virginia Cavaliers in their annual Hoops 4 Hope game. Fans and players dressed in pink and ticket proceeds went to the WBCA/Kay Yow foundation.
The game featured a halftime salute to breast cancer survivors.
They also sold a commemorative tribute to Coach Yow on DVD.

In Connecticut, the UConn Huskies also participated in the national WBCA Pink Zone program. Both the Huskies and Pittsburgh Panthers donned pink t-shirts before the game and pink uniforms during play.

Locally, fans wearing pink got into the Wake Forest Women's game free today. Wake Forest partnered with the Kay Yow and the Mary Kay Ash foundation for the Pink Zone Breast Cancer Awareness Initiative. Fans received free pink towels and had a chance to bid on dinner with Coach Mike Petersen.

Fans say they appreciated the effort. Cindy Tomlinson says, "It's very important, any interest we can get for breast cancer awareness is very important."

If you didn't go to the game, fans can still donate Tuesday when Wake Forest plays NC State at Joel Coliseum.

Mary Kay handed out pink envelopes to recycle old cell phones and ink cartridges and to help raise money for the foundation.

 To participate in this program, first, request the free preprinted pink recycling bags by e-mailing or calling toll-free 1-888-490-7635. 

To donate to the WBCA/ Kay Yow Cancer Foundation, click here.

To donate to the Wolfpack Club Kay Yow Endowment, click here.

WFMY News 2

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