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Rex Healthcare Sponsors Seventh Annual Hoops 4 Hope to Support Breast Cancer Awareness with N.C. State University Women’s Basketball Team

NCSU vs. Wake Forest Matchup on Feb. 12 includes Survivor Celebrations and Giveaways, plus a Halftime  Performance by "American Idol" superstar Scotty McCreery

February 2, 2012

Contact: Alan M. Wolf
(919) 784-4467

RALEIGH, N.C. - Rex Healthcare is proud to announce its sponsorship of the seventh annual Hoops 4 Hope event on Sunday, Feb. 12 at 5 p.m. at N.C. State University's Reynolds Coliseum. Each year the NCSU women's basketball team plays one home game in honor of breast cancer survivors, and this year's meeting has the Wolfpack facing ACC rival Wake Forest University.

There will also be a halftime performance from local country music star and "American Idol" winner, Scotty McCreery.

The event is intended to promote early detection, increased survival, hope for a cure and overall breast cancer awareness. All breast cancer survivors are invited to participate in the halftime celebration as fans recognize their hope and strength. Adult tickets are $10 and youth are $5. All proceeds will benefit the Kay Yow Cancer Fund with a combined donation of $5,000 from the local Coca-Cola Bottler and Walmart.

"We look forward to this event each year," says Vickie Byler, Director Rex Cancer Center/Clinical Research. "It's a great opportunity to continue raising awareness of breast cancer and educate the community about the importance of early detection. We appreciate all of the support we continue to receive from NCSU and local partners to continue this great event."

During the halftime celebration, Rex will honor breast cancer survivors with pink scarves. Rex also will provide free reusable tote bags, a free photo booth for survivors and their families, and offer valuable information on the services, screenings and treatment available at Rex facilities across Wake County. Rex offers digital mammography services throughout Raleigh, Cary, Holly Springs, Wakefield and Knightdale.  With state of the art technology, results can be viewed immediately for physicians to effectively communicate with their patients.

The Rex Mobile Mammography Unit also will be on display at the Hoops 4 Hope event, showing the convenience Rex strives to provide for its patients. As the only mobile service unit offered in 14 counties in central North Carolina, Rex provides resources for patient convenience as an approach to educate patients on early detection and diagnosis, treatment, prevention and therapy personalized to each individual to promote strategies for healthy lifestyles.

Rex Cancer Centers in Raleigh and Wakefield use the most innovative technology to care and treat their patients living with breast cancer. A variety of doctors, nurses, counselors and other staff are trained to teach patients how to live with their diagnosis through support and premium care. Patients and families are offered an array of programs to educate themselves on breast cancer with the help of support groups, screening opportunities, nutritional consultants, wellness workshops and expert advice. The American College of Surgeons dignifies the Rex Cancer Center as a Comprehensive Community Cancer Center, and it is nationally recognized for its patient care.

For more information about Hoops 4 Hope, visit rexhealth.com/hoops-4-hope. Doors open at 3 p.m. and the game will be broadcast live on ESPN2. For more information about Rex Healthcare's cancer or mobile mammography services, visit rexhealth.com/mobile-mammography.