Women’s Hoops Hosts ‘Paint it Pink’ Game on Thursday at 7 p.m.

Posted at 5:58 PM, Feb 11, 2013

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The No. 19-ranked Florida State women’s basketball team will host NC State for its annual “Paint it Pink” game on Thursday at 7 p.m.

The Seminoles have joined forces with Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare for the fourth annual campaign. This season, each women’s sport team has shown or will show their support during a designated “pink” game.

The women’s hoops team will don pink uniforms, pink socks and pink shoes to raise awareness.

The proceeds from each pink event will be donated to the Sharon Ewing Walker Breast Health Center at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare. It is through efforts like the 'Paint It Pink' campaign that we move closer to a cure and we couldn't do it without the Tallahassee community and our Seminole family.

The administration and staff of the athletic department, along with our student-athletes, are pleased to be able to help raise awareness of such a worthy cause. Since its inception in 2009, the campaign has raised over $30,000. Each women's team hosts one pink event per year and fans who donate $10 or more will receive a commemorative T-shirt in appreciation for their generosity. Additionally, online auctions will be held on for game-worn pink memorabilia. Any and all donations will be accepted at each "Pink event." Teams are encouraging fans to remember that as great as sports can be, they're only games. Fans are asked to help aid the fight against cancer by contributing in any way they can.