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Foresters to host 10th annual Pink Out on January 27

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HUNTINGTON, Ind. - The Huntington University women’s basketball team will host its 10th annual Pink Out at 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 27 at the University’s Merillat Complex.

Pink Out is an event to raise awareness and resources to advance breast cancer education and research. Proceeds from gate receipts, donations and “pink” popcorn sales will benefit the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer.

“We are honored to partner with Huntington University to raise funds for breast cancer research,” said Lynda Houk, executive director of the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer. “Together we are making a difference.  The researchers we support are working to discover ways to treat, prevent and cure breast cancer. While we are making great strides our work is not done.“

The event will honor and celebrate breast cancer survivors during halftime of the game.

Pink Out is a nationwide initiative of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics sponsored by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association to support breast cancer research and awareness programs.

In lieu of ticket sales, game-day admission will be exclusively on a donation basis with a suggested contribution of $7 per adult and $2 for children 12 and younger. 

Breast cancer survivors will be honored guests for the game and will be admitted without charge.  At the start of halftime, survivors will be escorted onto the floor for special recognition and presented with a complimentary gift provided by the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer.

“We encourage you to bring family, friends and breast cancer survivors on Saturday as we ‘paint the gym pink’ (wear pink), honor survivors and raise funds to find a cure,” said Lori Culler, HU women’s basketball head coach.

The Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer has contributed $30.3 million to the research being conducted at the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. This team of more than 30 researchers is world-renown for its collaborative approach to research-- leading national clinical trials and hosting the world’s only healthy breast tissue bank. Vera Bradley Inc. contributes significantly to the Foundation and additional support comes from a variety of sources including events and individual donations. Vera Bradley’s co-founders began raising funds for a cure after the loss of a dear friend to the disease in 1993. Learn more about the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer visit:

The Huntington University Foresters compete in 17 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past decade, Huntington has produced 38 NAIA All-America honors and 274 All-America Scholar Athlete honors. Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S. News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest.