Thursday, February 14, 2008

Think Pink!

The game Saturday with ASU is a big one indeed--and not just for the obvious PAC-10 standings implications and Senior Day celebration. It is Think Pink Day at Maples.

The "Think Pink" initiative is a global, unified effort for the Women's Basketball Coaches Association's nation of coaches to assist in raising breast cancer awareness on the court, across campuses, in communities and beyond. The movement is to honor the inspiration of NC State head coach Kay Yow, who has battled the disease with grace and courage since 1987.

I have never met Coach Yow, but had a great close encounter with her in Cleveland last year at the Final Four. We had just parked our car in a garage and were looking over at the Arena, when we looked down and who was there but Coach Yow! She happened to look up at the same time and we gave her the thumbs up and snapped this picture--

Her story is inspiring as are those of many others. Many of us have lost loved ones to various forms of cancer and the fight must go on. Think about throwing on a pink thing or two when you come to the game on Saturday to honor all that are fighting on a daily basis!

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