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Published on August 04, 2016

Durham Bulls “Field of Hope” Game Raises Funds in Fight Against Women’s Cancers

Game Presented by UNC Cancer Care, UNC REX Cancer Care and Kay Yow Cancer Fund

WHO/WHAT
The Triangle is invited to attend the “Field of Hope” Durham Bulls game on Saturday, Aug. 13 to join in the fight against women’s cancers. The game, jointly sponsored by UNC Cancer Care and UNC REX Cancer Care, aims to raise awareness about cancer prevention and treatment for women’s cancers. Fans are invited to purchase special “Field of Hope” tickets for $12.99, with $5 of each ticket sold benefiting the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. Tickets can be purchased at rexhealth.com/fieldofhope using the promo code “PLAY4KAY.” The first 1,000 fans to present their “Field of Hope” ticket at the tables along the outfield concourse of the Durham Bulls Athletic Park on game day will receive a free gift.

The Bulls will recognize survivors during the game. Additionally, the Kay Yow Cancer Fund will host a raffle with giveaways throughout th event, and the REX Mobile Mammography Unit will be on-site.

WHY
The event is in memory of former North Carolina State University head women’s basketball coach, Kay Yow, who was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 1987 before succumbing to the disease in 2009. In December 2007, Coach Yow founded the Kay Yow Cancer Fund, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization committed to the fight against women’s cancers through raising funds in support of scientific research, assisting the underserved and unifying people for a common cause.

WHEN
Saturday, Aug. 13
6:35 p.m. - Durham Bulls vs. Charlotte Knights

WHERE
Durham Bulls Athletic Park
409 Blackwell Street
Durham, N.C. 27701

MEDIA NOTE
For media inquiries and to arrange interviews, please contact: Christie Davis, UNC Health Care, (984) 974-1136, christie.davis@unchealth.unc.edu; Robin Pate, on behalf of the Kay Yow Cancer Fund, (919) 659-3303, robing.pate@kayyow.com.

About UNC Health Care
UNC Cancer Care and UNC REX Cancer Care are part of the UNC Health Care system. Both institutions provide treatment and services for thousands of cancer patients every year at facilities in Chapel Hill, Raleigh, Wakefield, Cary, Garner, Smithfield and Clayton. For more information, visit uncrexcancercare.com. To date, the Kay Yow Cancer Fund has helped fund two REX mobile mammography units and awarded $1 million to UNC Cancer Care to support women’s cancer research.

About Kay Yow Cancer Fund
The Kay Yow Cancer Fund 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 funds in support of scientific research, assisting the underserved and unifying people for a common cause. For more information on the Kay Yow Cancer Fund or to make a donation, please visit KayYow.com. Follow the Kay Yow Cancer Fund on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Instagram.

Media Contact
For media inquiries and to arrange interviews, please contact:

Alan Wolf, UNC REX Healthcare
919-784-4467

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