November 10, 2006

Breast cancer fund-raiser set

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Members of the Melanoma Research team at Vanderbilt-Ingram include (front row, from left) Susan Knobel; Mark Kelley, M.D.; Ann Richmond, Ph.D.; Jeff Sosman, M.D.; Yingchun Yu; and (back row, from left) Igor Puzanov, M.D.; Yingjun Su, M.D., Ph.D.; Linda Horton; and Kathy Amiri, Ph.D.
Photo by Khristina Pince

When it comes to Vanderbilt University athletics, it's usually “Good to Be Gold,” but when the women's basketball team takes on Clemson Dec. 3, it'll be “Good to be Pink” instead.

Dubbed a “Pink Out,” the nationally televised game will be an awareness builder and fund-raiser for breast cancer research at the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center.

All fans are encouraged to wear pink to the game, pink rally towels will be given away to the first 1,500 fans and a portion of ticket proceeds will go to Vanderbilt-Ingram to support research.

“We are very appreciative of the team's and Coach Melanie Balcomb's support for breast cancer awareness and the need for research to improve treatments and preventions of this disease,” said Raymond DuBois, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. “We hope everyone comes out in pink to show their support for the team and this cause.”

The game at Memorial Gym begins at 4 p.m.

There will be a free post-game clinic for youth basketball players after the game.

Tickets are $5 and can ordered by calling 322-GOLD. For more information, go to