‘Think Pink’ Event Raises over $6000 for Cancer Research

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Lakehead ThunderwolvesTHUNDER BAY – Lakehead University Basketball have proudly announced that they raised well over $6000 towards the “Think Pink” initiative. On Friday, January 28 the basketball teams held their “Think Pink” game, and in front of a completely sold out crowd of fans wearing the new Think Pink shirts designed by Tasia McKenna where the wonderful announcement was made.

“The energy in the building was electric. Once again we proved why the Lakehead University ‘Thunderdome’ is the best environment for playing basketball in the CIS,” said coach Jon Kreiner. “With #2 ranked Windsor (women) and #7 ranked Windsor men in the building, the basketball game and the event itself was truly amazing. I could not be more proud of our players for raising $3800 themselves ($1200 by Erin Duhaime alone) through pledges and we completely sold out our T-shirts and had to order many more!”

First year forward Ashley Randall cut 12 inches off her hair at halftime of the men’s game and donated it to “Angel Hair for Kids”.

Initiatives like the Think Pink are extremely valuable and important, according to Glenn Craig, President & CEO of the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Foundation. “Not only are much-needed funds raised to support breast cancer screening, treatment and research, but the Think Pink also keeps the issue of breast cancer in the forefront,” says Craig. “Lakehead University Thunderwolves basketball is doing a service to all of our mothers, sisters, daughters, aunts, nieces and friends, and we’re grateful.”

All money raised during this event will stay in Northwestern Ontario going into the Northern Cancer Fund of the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Foundation.

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