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Women’s athletics promotes breast cancer awareness Feb. 14, 15

Pink is the new red for Valentine’s Day weekend this year as DU’s gymnastics, women’s basketball and women’s lacrosse teams band together for two days of breast cancer awareness.

The weekend starts off at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 14, as the women’s basketball team takes on New Orleans in Magness Arena. As part of the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association “Pink Zone” initiative, fans who wear pink to the game will be admitted for $5, and pink T-shirts will be on sale for $10. Proceed will benefit the Kay Yow Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Cancer Fund.

At 6 p.m., the gymnastics team will host its fourth annual “Link to Pink” event as they compete against Oklahoma in Hamilton Gymnasium. The DU athletes will wear pink leotards, and pink T-shirts will also be on sale. During the meet additional contributions can be made to the Denver Komen Foundation through pledge cards called “Stick it to Cancer.”

The final event of the weekend will take place on Sunday, Feb. 15, at 3:30 p.m. as the women’s lacrosse team plays Canisius and hosts the Under Armour Power in Pink event at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium. In addition to raising awareness by wearing pink jerseys, donations will be collected during the game to benefit breast cancer charities. Survivors of breast cancer will be honored at halftime with the reading of their names.

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