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IU Northwest recognizes Breast Cancer Awareness Month with Big Pink Ball Tournament

Students, faculty, staff and community members encouraged to participate in the volleyball tournament


IU Northwest students at the information and sign-up booth for the Big Pink Ball Volleyball Tournament.

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IU Northwest students at the information and sign-up booth for the Big Pink Ball Volleyball Tournament.

The Indiana University Northwest Office of Student Life and Athletics will host the Big Pink Ball Volleyball Tournament on Tuesday, Oct. 12 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Savannah Gym. The tournament will help to promote awareness about breast cancer, a disease which kills thousands each year.

All students, faculty, staff and community members are encouraged to join in the fun, where participants will play volleyball with an oversized inflatable pink ball. Teams are intended to be co-ed but all-male or all-female teams may also participate. Games will be single elimination.

Participants are asked to make a $3 donation to play in the tournament. One hundred percent of the proceeds will be donated to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, a national organization dedicated to education and research of the cause and treatment of breast cancer, and the search for a cure.

Pink wristbands will also be available for purchase, with all profits going directly to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

The month of October is recognized as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. According to the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention, breast cancer is the number one cause of cancer deaths in Hispanic women, and the second most common cause of cancer deaths in white, black, Asian/Pacific Islander, and American Indian/Alaska Native women.

Teams interested in participating can sign up in the Moraine Student Center.

The Savannah Gym is located at the southeast corner of the main campus parking lot at 33rd Avenue and Broadway in Gary. Free parking is available in the main campus lot.  

To learn more about the Office of Student Life and Athletics, visit http://www.iun.edu/student-affairs/.  For additional information on the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, go to http://www.komen.org/.

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Emily Banas
Office of Marketing & Communications
980-6536
ebanas@iun.edu

Charles Sheid
Office of Marketing & Communications
980-6802
ccsheid@iun.edu

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Office of Student Life and Athletics

Susan G. Komen for the Cure