February 1, 2011
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - UAB Women's Basketball and UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center will host the WBCA Pink Zone game for breast-cancer awareness at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011, in Bartow Arena. A silent auction will begin at 7 p.m. in the arena concourse, and breast-cancer survivors will be honored and recognized throughout the game.
Proceeds from the silent auction will be donated to the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center's Coach Gene Bartow Fund for Cancer Research, a fund that honors the legendary UAB coach and athletic director. This past year's auction raised more than $9,000 for cancer research at UAB.
Tickets to see the Blazers will play the Tulsa Hurricanes can be purchased online at UABSports.com or by calling 205-975-8221. Coupons for free admission are available with purchase at Full Moon BBQ.
Pink Zone is a global, unified effort initiated by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) to raise breast-cancer awareness on the court, across campuses, in communities and beyond. In 2010, more than 1,800 participants raised more than $1.04 million in donations and reached more than 922,000 fans across the nation. In the past four year, the WBCA Pink Zone has raised nearly $3.3 million, reached almost 2.7 million fans and unified more than 4,700 participants.
About the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center
The UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center is among the 40 cancer centers in the nation to meet the stringent criteria for the National Cancer Institute's comprehensive designation. The center is a leader in groundbreaking research, reducing cancer disparities and leading-edge patient care.
Known for its innovative and interdisciplinary approach to education at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is the state of Alabama's largest employer and an internationally renowned research university and academic health center; its professional schools and specialty patient-care programs are consistently ranked among the nation's top 50. Find more information at www.uab.edu and www.uabmedicine.org.