Columbia Athletics will participate in the WBCA PINK ZONE NIGHT on Saturday, February 5 at Levien Gymnasium, when the Columbia women's basketball team hosts Yale at 7 p.m. PINK ZONE NIGHT is a nationwide initiative sponsored by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) that brings attention to breast cancer awareness. Columbia has raised over $12,000 for breast cancer research over the past three years.

On PINK ZONE NIGHT, half of all ticket proceeds will be donated to breast cancer research at the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center at the Columbia University Medical Center.  Also, 100 percent of donations given at the Levien Gymnasium entrances on game night will also be given to the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center at the Columbia University Medical Center. Fairway Market is proud to participate in PINK ZONE NIGHT by matching all game night donations.

Fans are encouraged to participate in this effort and attend this special game wearing PINK!

Tickets for PINK ZONE NIGHT are only $5 each. Tickets may be purchased by visiting www.gocolumbialions.com/tickets or by stopping by the Athletics Ticket Office in the Dodge Fitness Center. The first 500 fans will receive a Columbia PINK t-shirt commemorating this special night.

PINK ZONE NIGHT contributes valuable resources and awareness to a very important global health care concern. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death for all women and the leading overall cause of cancer death in women between the ages of 20-59. In the United States, breast cancer is expected to be newly diagnosed every three minutes, and a woman will die from breast cancer every 13 minutes.