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Morrow Lady Mustangs help fight breast cancer

From Staff Reports

The Think Pink Charity Basketball Game is an initiative to bring breast cancer awareness and unity in the Morrow community.

Last year, Coach Yolanda Jenkins and the Morrow High School Women's basketball team raised over $1000 for the Coach Kay Yow Fund with the help of her team and people in the community.

She hosted the Think Pink Community Health Fair which featured local businesses and government professionals coming together to provide health and safety information to the community.

This year, Coach Jenkins and the women's basketball team hope to raise more money for breast cancer research and even more awareness of the Kay Yow Fund. "Last year, we did a great job organizing the community and the school to be a part of this initiative. This year, we hope to do it bigger, better, and pinker," states Shawntel Asemota, former student and local business woman.

The Think Pink Charity Basketball game will be hosted by the Morrow High School girls' basketball team on Friday, January 21, 2011.

Morrow will host Mundy's Mill at 6 p.m., followed by the boys game at 7:30.

Jenkins encourages the community to come out, get involved, and donate to the Coach Kay Yow Fund on their behalf. For donation information please contact Shawntel Asemota at Shawntel@soaeventconcepts.com.

The Coach Kay Yow Fund and WBCA Pink Zone initiative is a global, unified effort for the Women's Basketball Coaches Association's nation of coaches to assist in raising breast cancer awareness on the court, across campuses, in communities and beyond.

Yow was one of the game's most successful college basketball coaches, serving at N.C. State from 1975-2009.

Yow fought the disease for several years before passing away from it in 2009 at the age of 66.

Yow was 680-325 at N.C. State and 737-345 overall.