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The Play4Kay game is Sunday February 10th,2013. The ISU Women's Basketball team plays Creighton at 2PM, and you can attend the game for only $1 dollar admission and enjoy $1 dollar hotdogs and pink lemonade. Commerative PLAY4KAY tshirts and shorts can be purchased at Redbird Arena during the Friday evening ISU/DRAKE game as well as on Sunday.
Stpehanie Glance worked for 15 years as assistant coach to Kay Yow at North Carolina State. Glance and Illinois State Athletics will continue the fight with a Play4Kay game, to raise money for women's cancer research and to promote awareness.
Click HERE for the WBNQ PODCAST of Coach Glance's visit to WBNQ to talk about her mentor Kay Yow.
Learn more about registering as a Cancer Survivor and participating in the half time recognition ceremony by clicking HERE and jumping to GoRedbirds.com.
Before Kay Yow's passing on January 24, 2009, after facing her third bout with breast cancer, Coach Yow united thousands in the fight against women’s cancers with the formation of the Kay Yow Cancer Fund.
Coach Yow felt as if coaches not only shared a profession but a community. It is with this communal mentality that Kay, despite her humility, served as the platform to rally a nation of coaches to be a part of one team against one opponent - cancer.
The Kay Yow Cancer Fund was founded on December 3, 2007. So far, the Fund has generated over eight million dollars for cancer research and 2.5 million dollars has been granted for scientific research and related programs.
With the creation of the Fund, Coach Yow hoped to raise money to further cutting-edge research to allow more cancer patients to have access to experimental drugs.
The Kay Yow Cancer Fund awards three types of grants that range from $50,000 to $1 million yearly. The dual objective behind each grant awarded by the Kay Yow Cancer Fund is to identify and fund late stage research projects focusing on breast, ovarian and cervical cancers and to develop a funding strategy that focuses on both National and Local Cancer Centers.
The Kay Yow Cancer Fund has awarded $100,000 grant to a cancer center in the host city of each of the last four years’ NCAA Women’s Final Four and will continue to do so each year.
The Fund has awarded two, $1 million grants. In 2010, The John Hopkin’s University was awarded $1 million for breast cancer research, and in 2011, the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center received $1 million for ovarian cancer research. To donate to the Kay Yow Cancer Fund go to kayyow.com.
--Susan Saunders 2/6/2013