History

  • January 17, 2016

    Pink Zone Celebrates 10 Years

    Despite her doctor’s diagnosis that it wasn’t cancer, Karen Lindsay, 58, remained unconvinced. “For years they didn’t know what I had,” she said, “so I literally went to (the library) and copied everything I could find then took it to my doctor.” Through her research, Lindsay discovered she had Paget’s disease, a rare type of […]
  • June 30, 2014

    Over $1 Million Raised

    2014 Pink Zone at Penn State donated $310,000 to six breast cancer charities, breaking the stated fundraising goal of $300,000. The funds raised by the 2014 Pink Zone at Penn State were donated to charities on the local, state and national level and included Mount Nittany Medical Center, Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute, Pennsylvania Breast […]
  • February 26, 2012

    Six Beneficiaries

    During its infancy, the WBCA Pink Zone game at Penn State divided its funds among the WBCA, PBCC, and the Komen Foundation.  As the event grew and dollars raised increased, the decision was made to partner with local hospitals and organizations so donors would have a better grasp on how the money was being used. […]
  • August 1, 2011

    Pennsylvania Pink Zone Becomes a Non-Profit

    Over the course of the years, Pink Zone at Penn State has seen phenomenal growth making it the biggest event of its kind in the Big Ten and the nation.  Under the leadership of current Lady Lion Head Coach Coquese Washington, the success of Pink Zone has reached a new level. Due to the exponential […]
  • February 13, 2009

    WBCA Pink Zone

    Not long after Penn State’s successful Think Pink game, Kay Yow, a popular women’s coach at North Carolina State, was making her courtside return after battling breast cancer.  The Women’s Basketball Coaches Association developed a new logo and catchphrase for the cause:  the WBCA Pink Zone.  Sadly, Kay Yow lost her battle with the disease […]
  • February 4, 2007

    First Think Pink Game

    In the summer of 2006, Lady Lion Head Coach Rene Portland was faced with a decision.  Penn State and all member institutions of the Big Ten Conference could submit a proposal to apply for a $5,000 gift to spend in a way that would develop interest and attract more fans to their women’s basketball programs. […]