The Cary High School girl's basketball teams will have a “Pink Out” on Friday, February 3, 2017 against Green Hope High School. Both schools raised funds in support of breast cancer awareness. We hope you would consider supporting the 2017 Play-4-Kay initiative by making a tax deductable donation to the Kay Yow Cancer Fund at www.play4kay.org/ladyimps. All ticket sales and donations collected will go to the Kay Yow Cancer Fund.
The Kay Yow Cancer Fund, in partnership with the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) and The V Foundation, is a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization committed to being a part of finding an answer in the fight against women's cancers through raising money for scientific research, assisting the underserved and unifying people for a common cause.
Kay Yow, former North Carolina State University head women's basketball coach, was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 1987, and passed away on January 24, 2009, after facing her third bout with the disease. With the creation of the Fund, Kay hoped to raise money to further cutting-edge research conducted by the nation's top doctors and medical experts to allow more and more cancer patients to have access to experimental drugs and clinical trials. Since the majority of these research projects are privately funded, these researchers desperately need support in order for them to continue to make strides in finding a cure for cancer.
To date, the Fund has raised over $7 million for cancer research. Due to the unique partnership with The V Foundation, the two organizations utilize their Scientific Advisory Board to ensure donations support only the cancer research projects with the most potential. Thus, grant recipients funded by the Kay Yow Cancer Fund have remarkable standing within the scientific community.