When the Bluejays take the court against the DePaul Blue Demons on Saturday, they hope there isn’t much Creighton blue in the stands. They want fans to paint the CenturyLink Pink.
Those going to the game are encouraged to wear pink to promote cancer awareness and participate in the “Creighton vs. Cancer Pink Out” game, which is part of the nationwide Coaches vs. Cancer NCAA event. Creighton’s event is one of the biggest in the nation.
“Methodist has been proud to partner with Creighton and Bluejay basketball for the past six years,” said Steve Goeser, Methodist Health System Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. “The Creighton Pink Out, one of the largest in the country, does a tremendous job raising awareness and supporting those impacted by cancer.”
During the game, fans are given the opportunity to stand and support their loved ones who are battling cancer with signs and tributes.
“In 2017, an estimated 9,520 Nebraskans will be diagnosed with cancer, many of which will come to us for their care,” said Goeser. “It is events, like the Pink Out, that continue to make a difference by raising awareness and dollars, resulting in a remarkable impact on what we do for our cancer patients.”
The first 15,000 fans at the game will receive a free pink t-shirt. Complimentary commemorative Pink Out posters designed by Methodist will be available to fans as they leave the CenturyLink Center. It’s all in an effort to raise awareness and and show support to so many people battling the disease.
Bluejay players will also wear pink shooting shirts and jerseys for the game. Tip-off is at 1:30 p.m. Creighton women’s basketball will also hold a Pink Out event at their game versus Providence on February 11th at D.J. Sokol Arena. Another 1,000 Pink Out shirts will be distributed at that event.
|Katina Granger is a blogger and PR/Social Media Specialist for Methodist Health System.
Contact Katina at MethodistPR@nmhs.org.