Lyons encourage fans to wear pink against Bears
NORTON, Mass. – The Wheaton College women's basketball team will "Play 4Kay" on Thursday, February 6 against Coast Guard Academy in Emerson Gymnasium at 7 p.m. to help raise money in the fight against women's cancers. The Lyons, along with the College Against Cancer organization, will accept donations at the game versus the Bears.
Fans who cannot attend Thursday's night's contest can donate online by visiting the following website here: Wheaton College Lyons Play 4Kay Site.
The women's basketball team encourages all fans in attendance to wear pink in recognition of the event. The Lyons also will decorate Emerson Gymnasium in pink.
Kay Yow, former North Carolina State University head women's basketball coach, was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 1987, and passed away on January 24, 2009, after facing her third bout with the disease. With the creation of the Fund, Kay hoped to raise money to further cutting-edge research conducted by the nation's top doctors and medical experts to allow more and more cancer patients to have access to experimental drugs and clinical trials. To date, the Fund has raised over $8 million in support of women's cancer research.
During halftime of the game, the Wheaton College Athletics Department will celebrate National Girls & Women In Sports Day (NGWSD) by honoring its senior female student-athletes with a ceremony.