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Release: February 08, 2010
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Feb. 8, 2010

The Old Dominion University Lady Monarchs want fans to "Think Pink" on Sunday, Feb. 21, 2010, when they host CAA rival James Madison University at 3 p.m. in the "Hoops for a Cure" game, sponsored by Bons Secours with partial proceeds supporting breast cancer awareness and Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Tickets for the game are $10, and if purchased from the Komen Tidewater affiliate, $5 will go back to the organization to support breast cancer education and grants. Breast cancer survivors will be provided a complimentary ticket to the game, sponsored by Kroger and Powerhouse Advertising, and invited to attend the pre-game survivor reception and recognition ceremony on the court prior to tip-off.

All fans are also encouraged to wear pink to the game in support of breast cancer awareness and the first 1,000 fans will receive a pink t-shirt, sponsored by Bons Secours.

"This is always one of our most important games each year and we are proud to bring attention to breast cancer research and education and Susan G. Komen for the Cure through this great event," says Lady Monarch head coach Wendy Larry. "Our players and coaching staff are involved with many Komen events throughout the year, and the survivor walk prior to the game is very inspirational for all of us."

The activities begin at 2 p.m. at the Ted Constant Convocation Center with a women's health expo and the survivor reception. To support the Komen organization, tickets must be purchased through the Tidewater affiliate office by calling 490-7794 or ordering online at www.komentidewater.org. Survivors are encouraged to call the Komen office as soon as possible to secure their tickets to the game.

"This is our seventh annual game for this cause, and we hope to sell out, have everyone in pink, and make a great statement for women and breast cancer awareness," says Larry.

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