Feb. 5, 2013
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -
This week, the Providence College Friars—Men’s Basketball and Women’s Basketball Teams—will host “Pink Out” games to benefit the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation. Donations collected will support the Foundation’s mission: to raise breast cancer awareness, increase breast health education, enhance the quality of life for breast cancer patients, as well as their families and friends, and generate funding for local breast health programs. Last month, Providence College’s Ice Hockey teams raised over $2,000.00.
Fans are encouraged to wear pink, the internationally recognized color of breast cancer awareness, on Wednesday, February 6 at 7:00 p.m., as the Providence Men’s Basketball Team sees “Pink Out” action at the Dunkin Donuts Center against the University of Cincinnati Bearcats. On Saturday, February 9 at 2:00 p.m., the Providence Women’s Basketball Team will face the University of Southern Florida Bulls at Alumni Hall. Tickets for both basketball contests are available at www.friars.com.
“We’re thrilled to be joining Providence College for these four games,” said Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation Executive Director Maria Gemma. “Raising breast cancer awareness is a crucial part of our mission and we welcome the opportunity to have a presence at events like these.”
Gemma added, “We’re deeply appreciative of our ongoing collaboration with Providence College and look forward to seeing the Friars in action this winter.”
“We are proud to support the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation,” Providence College Athletics Director Bob Driscoll said. “It is important to help those in our community and do what we can to help people recover from this terrible disease. We are dedicated to teaching our student-athletes the importance of giving back to the community.”
About the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation
The Gloria Gemma Foundation was established in 2004 in loving memory of Gloria J. Gemma and to honor her courageous fight against breast cancer. The organization’s mission is to raise breast cancer awareness; increase breast health education; enhance the quality of life for breast cancer patients, as well as their families and friends; and generate funding for local breast health programs. For more information, please call 401-861-HERO (4376).