Feb. 9, 2013
The Florida Atlantic University women's basketball program is joining the nationwide effort to raise breast cancer awareness by hosting its annual "Play 4Kay" event on Wednesday, February 13, at 7 p.m., at the FAU Arena. The festivities will be part of the Owls' game against Western Kentucky University.
FAU players will present a game day ball to Dr. Kathy Schilling, medical director of the Christine E. Lynn Women's Health & Wellness Institute at Boca Raton Regional Hospital, the game's sponsor. Schilling is an internationally renowned radiologist and pioneering researcher in the field of women's breast imaging.
Local cancer survivors will receive free admission and Play 4Kay T-shirts will be sold at the game. Proceeds will be donated to the Christine E. Lynn Health & Wellness Institute at Boca Raton Regional Hospital and the Kay Yow Cancer Fund.
Striving to raise breast cancer awareness on the court, across campuses, in communities and beyond, FAU players will wear pink uniforms to show the program's support for the Play 4Kay initiative. Organized by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) and formerly known as the Pink Zone program, "Play 4Kay" is a special event that FAU coaches and players are proud to support.
Yow was the legendary women's basketball coach at North Carolina State University. Her third recurrence of breast cancer in 2006 was the catalyst to the WBCA Pink Zone, before passing away on January 24, 2009. Yow, along with the WBCA and The Jimmy V Foundation, has united thousands in the fight against women's cancer and since then, the movement continues to grow and change lives each and every year during the month of February.