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 in 2009, but her legacy remains in the Pink Zone games that span the nation. Because of Penn State’s Pink Zone success over the years, we are one of the leading donors to the Kay Yow Cancer Fund.
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]