SACRAMENTO – The Sacramento Kings dedicated themselves Wednesday night to the fight against the Grizzlies to health awareness of the breast.
Breast cancer per year more than 41,000 lives in the US Centers for Disease Control
The Kings, who worked with the Albie Aware Breast Cancer Foundation, raised funds to fight the disease and recognized survivors and their survivors on Wednesday Families. Messages were sent to fans about prevention, treatment and hope.
The Kings organization has been touched by breast cancer in many ways.
Coach and former player Bobby Jackson lost his mother to the disease in 2004. Superfan Barbara Rust, also known as "Sign Lady", is a survivor.
Kings Guard De & Aaron Fox & # 39; s mother is also a survivor. He auctioned off a pair of play-wear shoes on Wednesday and will be donating $ 1
Donations on Wednesday and throughout the season will help provide free mammograms for Sacramento women Kings press release
The Kings also donated 300 tickets for the Wednesday match to a fundraiser for Think Pink Granite Bay last Sunday [19659003"Webroughtawholebunchofpeopleheretosupportbreastcancer"saidKimNashofThinkPinkGranitBay"Itwasawonderfuldonationawonderfuleventweraisedover$60000lastweekendandthankstotheKingsithasbeenagreatsuccessandmanypeopleareheretosupportbreastcancer" The Sacramento City and Metro Fire Departments also supported Kings Breast Health Awareness Night and parked their pink Cancer Awareness trucks before playing outside the arena.
"With the fans coming into the Kings game tonight, we'll give them some stickers, talk to them about why it matters, and really try to raise awareness about the problem that everyone has to get out of "said Metro Fire Captain Chris Vestal. "Everyone needs to know that there are things they can do, and frankly, if you are recognized early, you can treat breast cancer and other cancers quite successfully."
October is breast cancer awareness month.
FOX40 spoke with Rosalind Baker in front of the arena. Baker was in the city for dinner, out of the game, but he wore a pink shirt and a ribbon to recognize the importance of the month and to honor their relatives.
"I think it's important for women to understand that this is not true No matter what age, what nationality, it affects us all," said Baker. "And it's very important to get your mammograms every year."