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Fans Urged to Wear Pink as Vandy Women Dedicate Dec. 3 Game To Breast Cancer Awareness, Raising Funds for Research

  Pink Out!
  (Photo by Carol Hamlett)

When it comes to Vanderbilt University athletics, it's usually "Good to Be Gold" but when the women's basketball team takes on Clemson on Dec. 3, it'll be "Good to be Pink" instead.

Dubbed a “Pink Out,” the nationally televised game will be an awareness builder and fund-raiser for breast cancer research at the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center.

All fans are encouraged to wear pink to the game, pink rally towels will be given away to the first 1,500 fans and a portion of ticket proceeds will go to Vanderbilt-Ingram to support research.

“We are very appreciative of the team’s and Coach (Melanie) Balcomb’s support for breast cancer awareness and the need for research to improve treatments and preventions of this disease,” said Raymond DuBois, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. “We hope everyone comes out in pink to show their support for the team and this cause.”

Pink and pink ribbons have become synonymous with the cause to raise awareness of breast cancer, which will impact more than 212,000 women – 4,600 of them in Tennessee – this year, the American Cancer Society estimates.

The game at Memorial Gym begins at 4 p.m.

There will be a free post-game clinic for youth basketball players after the game.

Tickets are $5 a piece and can ordered by calling 322-GOLD. More information can be found at: www.vucommodores.com.