Jan. 17, 2014

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C.– Fayetteville State University (FSU) will host its fifth annual “Ball in Pink” basketball game on Saturday, February 15, 2014, against Winston Salem State University at 1 p.m.

Schools across the nation are unified together in helping to raise money through an annual basketball game spotlighting breast cancer awareness. This is the fifth year that Fayetteville State will be one of the schools participating.

“Our Ball in Pink initiative gives us the opportunity to raise breast cancer awareness and funds, celebrate cancer survivors and to unify our campus with the community for a great cause,” First Lady Nancy Anderson said.

“The money raised at our game is donated to Cape Fear Valley Health Foundation Friends of the Cancer Center and is used to provide patient support for to cancer survivors right here in Fayetteville.”

“We’re honored to support the First Lady on her fifth annual Ball in Pink game because we truly understand how important it is to raise awareness for and continue to fight the battle against breast cancer,” Athletics Director Dr. Edward McLean said.

All breast cancer survivors or family members of breast cancer survivors who express interest in attending the game will be given complimentary admission, special seating in the Chancellor’s section during the game, a special reception at the conclusion of the women’s game and be recognized during half-time of the women’s game. If you are interested in attending, contact Kevin Wilson at 910-672-2565 or email The deadline is February 10, 2014.

All cancer survivors and fans are encouraged to wear pink to the game. To raise funds for breast cancer research, official “Ball in Pink” T-shirts will be on sale exclusively at the FSU Bookstore prior to the game. Cost for each shirt is $13.95. Ribbons and lapel pins will also be available for sale. All proceeds will benefit the Cape Fear Valley Health Foundation Friends of the Cancer Center.

FSU is the second-oldest public institution in North Carolina. A member of the University of North Carolina System, FSU has nearly 6,000 students and offers degrees in more than 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

For more information, call (910) 672-2565.



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