The Minnesota Lynx today announced it will host its annual Breast Health Awareness game on Saturday, August 24 as the Lynx face off with the Indiana Fever (6 p.m. tip) in a rematch of last seasons WNBA Finals. As part of the teams Breast Health Awareness Week the Lynx have partnered with the Edith Sanford Breast Cancer Foundation. The Lynx will be wearing commemorative pink uniforms on Saturday night and auctioning them off to fans after the game. Additionally, Saturdays game will be a pink out," with all fans in attendance for Saturdays game receiving a free pink T-shirt produced by The Vanity Project.
Our Breast Health Awareness game is a phenomenal opportunity to make progress toward finding a cure for this terrible disease, said Timberwolves and Lynx President Chris Wright. Nearly everyone has either had their own life or the life of a family member or friend impacted by breast cancer. Its our social responsibility to do everything we can to find a cure and by teaming up with the Edith Sanford Breast Cancer Foundation, we have an excellent opportunity to make a difference in the community on this extremely important issue.
Following the game, the entire team will head back out to the court and auction the game-worn jerseys off their backs, autographing the jerseys and posing for a picture with the winners. All proceeds from the night benefit the Lynx Foundation, which supports breast cancer research and support programs throughout the state of Minnesota.
The Lynx' Breast Health Awareness Week will continue on Thursday, August 29 as the team partners with the Edith Sanford Breast Cancer Foundation to host the fifth annual Catwalk for a Cure. Held from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Mall of America Rotunda, the Lynx will trade in their high tops for high heels and strutting their stuff in a fashion show. The event begins at 5 p.m. at Sky Deck Sports Grille and Lanes, where attendees will receive free dinner and free bowling, with special appearances by Lynx players. A silent auction, featuring sports memorabilia and unique experiences from around the Twin Cities, will also be held during dinner at Sky Deck Sports Grille and Lanes until 6:30 p.m. The fashion show, which features the entire Lynx roster and coaching staff, will start in the Mall of America Rotunda at 6:30 p.m. All proceeds from the evening benefit the Lynx Foundation.
Saturday's game against the Indiana Fever marks the beginning of Minnesota's Breast Health Awareness Week as part of WNBA's BHA platform. For 15 years, the program has focused on generating awareness and education women about breast cancer in addition to raising funds for the initiative. The WNBA, its teams and players are supporting the effort to fight breast cancer during WNBA Breast Health Awareness Week August 18-24, which have raised more than $2 million to aid in the fight against breast cancer.
Tickets are still available for Saturday's game, and the rest of the teams remaining home schedule, by calling the Lynx at 612-673-8400 or by visiting www.lynxbasketball.com. Fans interested in attending or looking for more information on the fifth annual Catwalk for a Cure can contact Amanda Collins, Lynx CR Manager, at 612-673-1681 or email@example.com.
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