The basketball teams at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford will host their annual Coaches vs. Cancer and Play 4Kay night Wednesday against Medaille starting at 6 p.m.
The Panthers will be collecting donations during both contests, and both teams will sport pink shirts during their warm-ups. All fans attending the games are encouraged to wear pink as well to show their support. The teams also will honor any fans in attendance who are fighting cancer or have beaten the disease.
The women will be raising money for the 2013 Play 4Kay initiative, an opportunity for a nation of coaches to raise breast cancer awareness and funds for research on the court, across campuses, in communities and beyond. Since its inception in 2007, the Play 4Kay initiative has raised more than $2 million to support women's cancer research. The Kay Yow Cancer Fund is the official charity of the initiative.
For those unable to attend the women's game and wish to donate, please visit the Play 4Kay Pitt-Bradford team page online at here.
The men will be raising money for the Coaches vs. Cancer program, which empowers coaches, their teams and communities to join the fight against cancer by participating in awareness efforts, advocacy program and fundraising activities. Since its inception, the initiative has raised more than $87 million to the American Cancer Society's mission.