Feb. 5, 2008
FULLERTON, CA - In conjunction with the Women's Basketball Coaches Association's (WBCA) "Think Pink Week," which supports Breast Cancer Awareness, the Cal State Fullerton women's basketball team will host its inaugural "I'll Tell 2" game against Cal Poly on Saturday evening (Feb. 9) at 5 p.m.
Fans are asked to join the teams by wearing something pink, as they promote awareness, celebrate breast cancer survivors, and encourage those fighting the disease.
The event was conceived by Cal State Fullerton Associate Head Coach Marcia Foster as a community service-oriented program for Titan student-athletes designed to increase awareness of breast cancer. The goal was to reach 1,000 women before Saturday night's game.
Each student-athlete who volunteered attended a brief information session where breast cancer facts and figures were presented and each was given two "promise cards" to tell two women about the importance of screening and early detection.
According to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation:
- Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer among women in the United States
- One woman is diagnosed with breast cancer every 3 minutes in the U.S.
- One woman will die of breast cancer every 13 minutes in the U.S.
- More than 40,000 women will die from breast cancer this year
- About 2000 cases will be diagnosed in men, of which, approximately 450 will die
- There are 2.4 million survivors in the United States and the number of - deaths is declining
- The combination of earlier detection along with more effective treatment is responsible for the decline in breast cancer deaths
For ticket information, please contact the Cal State Fullerton Athletic Ticket Office at (714) 278-CSUF.