Lady Hawks supporting fight against cancer

Release Date:
January 28, 2008
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

HAMBURG, NY – The Hilbert College women’s basketball team will be raising awareness towards breast cancer while donning pink warm-up shirts as part of the WBCA’s (Women’s Basketball Coaches Association) “Think Pink” initiative. Sponsored by the Kay Yow/WBCA Cancer Fund, the Hawks will be raising money for continued cancer research.

The WBCA's "Think Pink" initiative is a unified effort in raising breast cancer awareness during February 8-17 on the court, across campuses, in communities and beyond. Kay Yow is currently the head women’s basketball coach at North Carolina State and is a past president and founding member of the WBCA. Yow was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 1987 and is currently battling the disease for the third time.

During the “Think Pink” stretch, the Hawks will showcase the pink warm-up shirts twice on the road and once at home. Fans attending the Hawks’ February 16th home game vs. Frostburg State will be able to make a donation to the Kay Yow/WBCA Cancer Fund.

Hilbert College, located in suburban Hamburg, N.Y., south of Buffalo, is a private four-year college founded in 1957 in the Catholic Franciscan tradition. With nearly 1,100 students, Hilbert is a dynamic Western New York college that offers career-focused majors, including one of the top criminal justice programs in the region, and more than 50 minors and concentrations. The college’s engaging, student-centered campus community offers numerous leadership, internship, and service learning opportunities from which students launch successful careers while making positive changes in their communities. The Hilbert Blueprint promotes a well-rounded student experience over four years – starting with the Foundations Seminar in the freshman year, followed by Sophomore Service, Junior Symposium, and culminating with the Senior Capstone. Hilbert has expanded its academic offerings with the college’s first graduate programs and new Accelerated Degree Programs geared to adult learners.