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Siena Women's Basketball to Host Breast Cancer Awareness Game
Allie Lindemann, Cristina Centeno and Merrick Volpe
Allie Lindemann, Cristina Centeno and Merrick Volpe

Feb. 4, 2009

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LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. - The Siena women's basketball team plays Loyola at 7 p.m. on Friday at Alumni Recreation Center in its annual breast cancer awareness game. The Saints have once again partnered with the Capital Region Action Against Breast Cancer (CRAAB!) for the annual Pink Zone game. A portion of all the proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to CRAAB! Additionally, a pink basketball will be signed by the Saints and donated to CRAAB! for auction.

Prior to tip-off, 21 local breast cancer survivors will be honored by the Saints in a pre-game ceremony, recognizing them for their successful battle against the disease. Siena, for the first time, will wear commemorative pink uniforms as part of the MAAC Fights Back Against Breast Cancer program. The first 500 fans through the door will receive a free pink t-shirt.

Siena Women's Basketball has been partnered with CRAAB! since 2001 on fundraising, breast cancer awareness amongst student-athletes and campus-wide projects. CRAAB! will have tables and displays set up around the gym with vital information on the fight against breast cancer.

CRAAB! is a community-based non-profit organization created in 1997 by a diverse group of caregivers, health practitioners, educators, advocates and several breast cancer survivors who know first-hand about the shock of a cancer diagnosis and the need to find support. The late Patricia Brown of Siena College co-founded this organization. Dr. Brown served the Siena College biology department for 35 years. She inspired colleagues and students with her passion for teaching and her endless energy to create change.

At halftime, the Patricia Brown Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to three area youths who created bookmarks that give ways to fight breast cancer. The winners will be given scholarships to Siena Sports Camps.



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