Time to Start Thinking Pink

The Lady Lions' Pink Zone game is rapidly approaching. In fact, Penn State fans are being encouraged to pitch in to the cause now.

Fight On State would like to remind all Penn State fans of an outstanding cause now underway in Happy Valley.

On Feb. 27 (a Saturday), the Lady Lion basketball team will play host to Northwestern in the annual “Pink Zone” game at the Bryce Jordan Center. Both teams will wear pink uniforms in an effort to raise money and awareness for the fight against breast cancer.

For each ticket sold to the game, $3 will be donated to Pink Zone charities (you can see the list below). The game tips at noon.

But that is only part of the way Penn State fans can help. Even those who can't make it to Happy Valley for the game have opportunities to support the cause throughout the month.

There are online auctions featuring unique memorabilia and once-in-a-lifetime opportunities, as well as the always-popular Pink Zone clothing.

So be sure to show your Penn State Pride and help however you can in the fight against breast cancer.

Here are the details so you can start to Think Pink right now.

• For information on Pink Zone at Penn State, including tickets, T-shirts and survivor info, visit www.GoPSUsports.com/pinkzone.

• Tickets for the Pink Zone at Penn State are available by calling the Penn State ticket office at 865-5555. $3 from each single game ticket sold will be donated to Pink Zone.

• Official Pink Zone at Penn State T-shirts are available at the Penn State Bookstore and on GoPSUsports.com. Adult shirts are $15 with $5 going to Pink Zone and youth shirts are $10 with $2 going to the cause.

• Online auctions are being held at www.GoPSUsports.com/pinkzone and www.charitybuzz.com/auctions/pennstate. Stop by the sites to check out the cool stuff.

• Pink Zone at Penn State can also be found on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pinkzoneatpennstate.

• The Lady Lions donated more than $80,000 to four breast cancer charities from the 2010 WBCA Pink Zone at Penn State.

• Penn State has donated more than $165,000 for breast cancer research and awareness combined in the first four events.

• WBCA Pink Zone at Penn State fundraising efforts benefit charities at a local, state and national level.

• The Lady Lions' Pink Zone charities are Mount Nittany Medical Center, Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute, the Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition, the Kay Yow/WBCA Cancer Fund and J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital.

• The Lady Lions were the first Division I team in the country to wear pink uniforms in support of breast cancer awareness when they wore them against Wisconsin on Feb. 4, 2007.

• The Lady Lions had a record number of survivors and a record fundraising effort for the 2010 WBCA Pink Zone at Penn State.

• The game will be televised nationally on the Big Ten Network.

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