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Volvo Car Open Goes Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

The Volvo Car Open and MUSC Health have teamed up to support “Pink Out Night for the Cure” to benefit the Lowcountry Affiliate of Susan G. Komen. This event will take place Wednesday, April 8 from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Family Circle Stadium on Daniel Island. Gates will open at 5 p.m. The Volvo Car Open encourages fans who attend the evening session to wear pink and help “pink out” the stadium. For each person who enters wearing pink, the Volvo Car Open and MUSC Health will donate $1 to the Komen Lowcountry Affiliate. Survivors wearing their 2014 Survivor Race shirt will receive a free general admission ticket.

“This is about so much more than raising breast cancer awareness — it’s about giving hope to our neighbors in need,” says Lucy Spears, mission programs manager of Komen Lowcountry. “The money that’s raised at Pink Out Night will be used in our Lowcountry mission programs and for supporting community health grants, education and advocacy.”

Several “pink out” themes will be performed on Wednesday including a pink carpet that will be rolled out in the player tunnel to introduce the players in style. The ball crew, umpires and court maintenance staff will be wearing pink Antigua shirts to show support. Daniel Island’s Peace, Love & Hip Hop crew will perform on the court before the first match. The Shotgun Fairies, the top fundraising team from the 2014 Race for the Cure, will also be on-site raffling off items to help raise money for the cause.

"We are excited to join forces with MUSC Health to raise money for the Komen Lowcountry Affiliate," says Eleanor Adams, tournament manager for the Volvo Car Open. "Wednesday night will be very special for the Volvo Car Open, and I hope everyone will join us as we pink out the stadium!”

We are thrilled to have the support of Volvo Car Open and MUSC in our efforts,” says Spears. “What a fun way to save a life!”

About the Race
Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure ®started as one local 5K (3.1 miles) race and has grown to be a national series of 110+ races in cities around the globe. The Komen Race for the Cure is one of the nation's top 5K races and would not be possible without the 75,000+ volunteers and respective race committees that help put this event together. The local Race is one of South Carolina’s largest 5K races. The 22nd Annual Komen Lowcountry Race for the Cure will take place Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015 at the Volvo Car Open Stadium on Daniel Island. To learn more, visit KomenLowcountry.org or call the Race hotline at (843) 556-3343.

About the Lowcountry Affiliate of Susan G. Komen®             
The Lowcountry Affiliate of Susan G. Komen is the local partner for the world’s largest and most progressive grassroots network fighting breast cancer. The Komen Lowcountry Affiliate has invested more than $6.5 million in its 17-county service area to provide breast cancer screenings, support services and breast health education to those in need. Seventy-five percent of net proceeds raised by the Affiliate stay in local communities, while the remaining income goes to the national Komen for the Cure Award and Research Grant Programs – supporting research, awards and educational and scientific programs around the world. For more information visit KomenLowcountry.org, facebook.com/komenlowcountry and twitter.com/komenlowcountry.       

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