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Rams to honor local breast cancer survivors

Rams to honor local breast cancer survivors
February 08
00:00 2013

Winston-Salem State University will do its part to raise breast cancer awareness during its Saturday Feb. 9 home basketball games against CIAA foe St. Augustine’s University.

Both the Rams and Lady Rams will take on St. Aug squads, beginning with the women’s match-up at 5 p.m. Fans are asked to wear pink – the international color of breast cancer awareness – to the games. During halftime of the men’s game, local breast cancer survivors will be honored.

WSSU is one of many schools nationwide taking part in Play 4Kay (formerly WBCA Pink Zone), an effort dedicated to former N.C. State Head Women’s Basketball Coach Kay Yow, who died of breast cancer in 2009.

Yow, who had coached at NCSU for 32 seasons, was first diagnosed with the disease in 1987. She had successfully fought off two pervious bouts.

WSSU is inviting local breast cancer survivors to take part in the halftime event. Those who would like to participate are asked to contact Brian Murrill at 336-750-3365 or murrillb@nullwssu.edu.

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