PHILADELPHIA - Through raffle, t-shirt and ticket sales, the University of Pennsylvania women's basketball team raised another $2,000 towards the fight against breast cancer with their annual Pink Zone game held on Feb. 12.
In total, the Pink Zone initiative raised $2,010 with the help of a season-high attendance mark. All of those proceeds will be donated to Penn's Rena Rowan Breast Center at the Abramson Cancer Center.
The Rena Rowan Breast Center is a division of the Abramson Cancer Center located on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania. Inspired by fashion designer and businesswoman Rena Rowan, the center is designed to provide quality attention and treatment to breast cancer patients.
With the addition of Penn's Charge for a Cure initiative, the Quakers raised $3,012 dollars during the month of February to aid the fight against breast cancer.
The Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) started "Pink Zone" in a unified effort to assist in raising breast cancer awareness. The initiative, formerly known as "Think Pink," began in 2007 with more than 120 schools unified in its efforts.
For more information on the WBCA's PinkZone, visit www.wbca.org/pinkzone.asp.
The Quakers defeated Columbia, 60-40, that night to secure the program's first 10-win season since 2006-07 and set a school record with the largest one-year turnaround in program history.
Penn wraps up its 2010-11 campaign with three home games in five days. The Quakers take on second-place Harvard on Friday, Dartmouth on Senior Night Saturday and first-place Princeton on Tuesday, March 8. The first two games tip at 7 p.m., the season finale is the first of a doubleheader with the men's teams. Those with tickets to the men's game at 7:30 p.m., also receive free admission to the Penn-Princeton women's game at 4:30 p.m.