Pennsylvania Pink Zone raises $40,000 for Cancer Institute

Breast cancer survivors held up signs during halftime festivities showing how long they've been cancer free at the ninth annual Pink Zone at Penn State basketball game March 1 at the Bryce Jordan Center. Credit: Patrick Mansell / Penn StateCreative Commons

Representatives of Pennsylvania Pink Zone recently presented Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute with $40,000 for its Lady Lions Basketball Breast Cancer Research Endowment and Cancer Genetics Program.

Miriam Powell, executive director of Pennsylvania Pink Zone, and Mitch Kirsch and Mandy Brajuha of its fundraising committee, presented $30,000 for the endowment and $10,000 for the genetics program.

The funds were raised through the ninth annual Pink Zone Game on March 1 at the Bryce Jordan Center at University Park, where the Lady Lions went up against Wisconsin. Additional fundraising events take place throughout the year, including T-shirt sales and the Pink Zone 1-mile run.