STATE COLLEGE, PA. (February 21, 2017)– The Pink Zone is proud to announce Edward Henry and Jeanne Donlevy Arnold as the winners of the 2017 Mimi U. Barash Coppersmith Pink Zone Champion Award for their generosity in supporting Pink Zone. The Arnolds have been annual donors to Pink Zone and provide outstanding support of breast cancer research. The award will be presented in association with the annual Lady Lion Basketball Play4Kay Game Benefiting Pink Zone which will take place on February 26 at the Bryce Jordan Center in University Park, Pennsylvania.
Each year an organization, individual or group that has made outstanding contributions to breast cancer education, outreach, advocacy, treatment, survivorship, research or support is presented with the Mimi U. Barash Coppersmith Pink Zone Champion Award. This award recognizes those who help champion our cause in finding the cure for breast cancer and supporting those that are affected.
Ed and Jeanne Arnold are being recognized for their continued extraordinary support in the fight against breast cancer, particularly in the critical area of genetic testing. In celebration of their outstanding dedication to Pink Zone over the years, the Pink Zone Board of Directors has unanimously selected them as the 2017 honorees. Pink Zone has distributed $1.6 million over the past ten years to their beneficiaries and the Arnolds have been instrumental in helping Pink Zone donate $330,000 to the Penn State Cancer Institute.
The Lady Lion Basketball Play4Kay Game Benefiting Pink Zone will take place on Sunday, Feb. 26 as the Lady Lions take on Michigan in the Bryce Jordan Center. Last year, Pink Zone donated $220,000 for breast cancer causes. This year’s fundraising efforts will benefit the Mount Nittany Medical Center, Penn State Cancer Institute, Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition, the Kay Yow Cancer Fund, J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital and Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital. For more information please visit the Pink Zone website: http://papinkzone.org/about/coppersmith-award/