MONTGOMERY, Ala. ---- The Auburn Montgomery women's basketball team returns to the AUM Gymnasium at 5:30 p.m. this Thursday against Spring Hill, with the Warhawks hosting their annual Pink Zone game in honor of breast cancer awareness.
All fans attending Thursday's game are encouraged to wear pink in support of the cause. Donations will be accepted upon entry, with all proceeds going towards the Joy to Life Foundation and the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation.
Everyone who makes a donation will be entered in a raffle to win a variety of prizes, including a pink Joy to Life trash can and a day pass to the AUM Wellness Center.
The Warhawks will honor all breast cancer survivors in attendance at the conclusion of the game. Survivors who plan to attend can RSVP assistant coach Haley McIntyre Rosa at [email protected] to ensure that they are included in this ceremony.
The Joy to Life Foundation is based in Alabama, with a stated mission of providing free mammograms and other breast cancer screenings when necessary to medically underserved women in Alabama, building breast cancer awareness among all Alabamians and providing overall health and well-being, education and support throughout the state.
The foundation was founded in 2001 by breast cancer survivor Joy Blondheim and her husband, Dickie. It has provided over 10,000 mammograms, and over 30 women have been successfully treated. More information can be obtained at www.joytolife.org.
The Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation was founded in 1982 by Susan G. Komen after her sister was lost to breast cancer. Over $2 billion has been invested by the foundation since its founding in an attempt to help those afflicted across the world. More information can be found at ww5.komen.org.