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In the Pink

Beloved women’s basketball coach Kay Yow took an active role in the fight against breast cancer, starting the Hoops 4 Hope game in the midst of her public battle with the disease.

Her legacy lives on through a variety of educational, athletic and fundraising events across the country and a partnership with the V Foundation for Cancer Research, established by Jim Valvano, coach of the 1983 NCAA championship men’s team.

Here’s your chance to step up and show your support at these upcoming NC State events.

Mobile Mammograms

Women on campus and in the community can sign up for convenient mammograms. A new Rex Mobile Mammography unit, with Kay Yow’s portrait on the side, is scheduled to come to campus twice in February.

Register by Friday, Jan. 20 for an appointment at Carmichael on Wednesday, Feb. 1. Or, you can sign up by Wednesday, Jan. 25  for an  appointment Feb. 8 outside Reynolds Coliseum. The mobile unit will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days.

To be eligible for screening, women must:

  • Have a physician
  • Be 35 years of age or older
  • Have no previous history of breast cancer
  • Be free of symptoms such as pain or lumps
  • Not have breast implants
  • Not be pregnant

Please verify coverage with your insurance company if you are under 40 or it has been less than 12 months since your last mammogram.

Register online for an appointment. Click the “submit preregistration form” link at the bottom of the Web page.

Prior to your appointment, ask the facility where you had your latest mammogram to send your films and report to Rex Mobile Mammography, c/o Breast Care Center, 2800 Blue Ridge Road, Suite 204, Raleigh, NC 27607. If you’re not sure where you had your previous mammogram, ask your doctor’s office to check your medical record report.

Questions? Contact Wendy Avery, Rex Mobile Mammography coordinator, at 784-4210.

Miles 4 Kay

Lace up your shoes for the Feb. 1 campus kickoff of Miles 4 Kay, a program to raise awareness and funds for women’s cancer. The first on the pink treadmill at 11:30 a.m. will be Tom Stafford, vice chancellor for Student Affairs.

After that, organizers need your personal power to reach the goal of 5,000 miles. Treadmill maker Cybex is donating 10 cents per mile in February to the Kay Yow/Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Cancer Fund.

Hoops 4 Hope

The Wolfpack women plays their annual Hoops 4 Hope game against Wake Forest on Sunday, Feb. 12. Tip off is at 5 p.m., but you’ll want to come early to check out the silent auction items and pick up a free commemorative T-shirt. Wolfpack coaches, administrators and student-athletes will keep the pink treadmills going during the event.

If you’re a breast cancer survivor, be sure to sign up for the halftime recognition ceremony.