News Release: Events

Feb. 7,  2011

Emory and Georgia Tech Hit the Hardwoods for Breast Cancer

Atlanta—Emory Athletics, Emory Healthcare and Georgia Tech are putting a full court press on breast cancer. 

The Emory Eagles Women’s basketball team will once again host its Think Pink Week of events, culminating in the Think Pink Game on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, at 2 p.m. The Eagles will take the court against University of Chicago at the Woodruff Physical Education Center on the Emory campus. The Emory women’s team will wear custom-designed pink uniforms. 

Also, the Georgia Tech Women’s basketball team is dedicating its game on Feb. 13 at 5 p.m. to breast cancer awareness. The Yellow Jackets, who will also be wearing pink jerseys, will host North Carolina State. 

“We are thrilled that these two terrific teams are dedicating time and resources to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research,” says Walter J. Curran, MD, executive director of the Winship Cancer Institute. “Research is critical to our efforts in making progress in breast cancer and these important events not only raise funds for research, but also awareness about prevention. Our sincere thanks go out to everyone associated with these games.”

Emory’s Athletics Department has organized the Think Pink Week for five years.  Various fund-raising and educational events help support the work of the Emory Breast Center and Emory’s Winship Cancer Institute. This year, beginning Monday, February 7, Breast Cancer Awareness items and ribbons will be for sale at the Dobbs University Center. All proceeds will support breast cancer research at Winship.

The Georgia Tech Think Pink Game will feature nearly 100 breast cancer survivors who will form a tunnel for the teams to run through just before tip-off. Each survivor will receive a free ticket to the game and a pink Emory Breast Center t-shirt for the game. 

For more information on the Emory Think Pink game and activities, contact Angie Duprey, Emory Athletics, at 404-727-6739 or aduprey@emory.edu

For more information on joining the survivors on the court for the Georgia Tech game, call 404-778-7777 or visit emoryhealthcare.org/pink

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