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Contacts:
MSU Billings Athletics, 657-2369
St. Vincent Healthcare, 238-6223
Dan Carter, University Relations, 657-2269

February 11, 2010

Yellowjacket women team up with St. Vincent Healthcare to "Think Pink" for breast cancer awareness

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MSU BILLINGS NEWS SERVICES - In partnership with St. Vincent Healthcare’s Eva Project, the Montana State University Billings Yellowjacket women’s basketball team presents “Think Pink Night” on Wednesday, Feb. 17 at Alterowitz Gymnasium, teaming up for breast cancer awareness.

The Yellowjackets that night will take on Seattle Pacific in a Great Northwest Athletic Conference game at 7 p.m. In honor of breast cancer awareness, everyone will be admitted free from 6-7 p.m. as part of “Think Pink Night.”

The “Think Pink” initiative is a unified effort by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association’s nation of coaches to assist in raising breast cancer awareness on the court, across college campuses, in communities and beyond.

The event features information on breast cancer detection, research, and local support groups. Local breast cancer survivors will also be honored at halftime.

As a physical manifestation of their support, the Yellowjacket players and coaching staff will wear pink during the game. From pink shoelaces to pink fingernail polish to pink uniforms, the women’s basketball team will do its part to raise awareness about breast cancer issues.

One of the key messages to be carried by players and the healthcare community is early detection. With early detection through a mammogram, breast cancer can be identified and successfully treated. The St. Vincent Healthcare Eva Project provides free digital mammograms to limited-income women over 40 who would not otherwise be able to have one. Call 237-4373 for more information about the Eva Project.

For more information on “Think Pink Night” contact MSU Billings Athletics at 657-2369 or St. Vincent Healthcare at 238-6223.


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