Siloam Springs, Arkansas (February 9, 2012) - The John Brown University women’s basketball team and cheerleaders will host the first annual Sink Pink Cancer Fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 11. The festivities begin in the Bill George Arena at 2:30 p.m. with a bake sale, a cancer information booth and special warm-ups for the basketball team. JBU faculty and staff who are cancer survivors will be honored prior to the game. The women’s basketball game against Northwestern Oklahoma State will start at 3 p.m.
This special event is to raise money for research, as well as work together to become part of a nationwide effort at the college level to raise awareness for women’s cancers through the Kay Yow Cancer Fund.
The Kay Yow Cancer Fund was founded in 2007 by the organization’s namesake Kay Yow, former North Carolina State University head women’s basketball coach. Her three-time battle with breast cancer inspired her to create an organization committed to being a part of finding an answer in the fight against women’s cancers through raising money for scientific research, assisting the underserved and unifying people for a common cause.
John Brown University is a private Christian university, ranked first among Southern regional colleges by U.S. News & World Report and is listed as one of America's Best Colleges by Forbes. JBU enrolls more than 2,100 students from 41 states and 44 countries. JBU is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.