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Middle Tennessee Hosts Annual Play 4 Kay Power of Pink Game

Murfreesboro, Tenn.—(Feb. 4, 2014)—The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders will be hosting their annual Play 4 Kay-Power of Pink game on Saturday, Feb. 8, at 2:00 p.m. 

The women’s basketball team will play Conference USA rival Rice and will wear pink uniforms to be auctioned off immediately after the game, with proceeds going to the Kay Yow Foundation and our own St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital for cancer research. The Blue Raiders ask that all attendees to wear pink to celebrate cancer survivors and honor friends and loved ones who lost their battle against cancer.

Please come and celebrate life and this great cause with the Blue Raiders. There will be selected cancer survivors standing with the Blue Raiders at the beginning of the game during introductions.  At halftime, guest are invited on the floor to form a high five tunnel for the Blue Raiders when they return to the floor. After the game, players will be available for autographs on the main floor.

Kay Yow was the legendary Women’s Basketball Coach at North Carolina State. She personally beat breast cancer three times before losing her battle to the disease in 2009. After her death, the Play 4 Kay Foundation was formed. Yow was the winner of the first Jimmy V Espy and her dream was to find the cure for cancer, so that no one else would have to fight this battle. To donate to this great cause, please visit the Think Pink Foundation page at http://www.play4kay.org/faf/search/searchTeamPart.asp?ievent=1081067&team=5824763

About Kay Yow Cancer Fund

The Kay Yow Cancer Fund isa 501 (c)(3) charitable organization committed to being a part of finding an answer in the fight against women’s cancers through raising money for scientific research, assisting the underserved and unifying people for a common cause. www.KayYow.com

About Saint Thomas Health

Saint Thomas Health is Middle Tennessee’s faith-based, not-for-profit health care system united under the common mission of one healing community. With more than 7,000 associates, Saint Thomas Health is focused on transforming the health care experience and helping people live healthier lives, with special attention to the poor and vulnerable. The regional health system includes – Saint Thomas Hospital for Spinal Surgery, Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital and Saint Thomas West Hospital in Nashville, Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro and Saint Thomas Hickman Hospital in Centerville – and a comprehensive network of affiliated joint ventures, medical practices, clinics and rehabilitation facilities. Saint Thomas Health is a member of Ascension Health, a Catholic organization that is the largest not-for-profit health system in the United States. For more information, visit www.sths.com.

 

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