SIUE Women’s Basketball and the Pink Zone committee present a check for $10,000 to Susan G. Komen Missouri.

SIUE’s Eddie the Cougar dons a pink jersey in support of the 2018 Pink Zone effort.EDWARDSVILLE - Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Women’s Basketball and SIUE Pink Zone joined forces to raise awareness and funds for Susan G. Komen Missouri for the sixth consecutive year. This year’s effort raised a record $10,000 to fight breast cancer under the theme “Together We Are Stronger.”

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Fundraising events were capped by the women’s and men’s basketball teams as they played Jacksonville State on Saturday, Feb. 3 in the Vadalabene Center. Breast cancer survivors were honored during the women’s game.

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Other Pink Zone events held throughout January and February included an on-campus fan reception, coach’s challenge, free-throw challenge, basket raffle, shirt sales and more.

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Southern Illinois University Edwardsville provides students with a high quality, affordable education that prepares them for successful careers and lives of purpose to shape a changing world. Built on the foundation of a broad-based liberal education, and enhanced by hands-on research and real-world experiences, the academic preparation SIUE students receive equips them to thrive in the global marketplace and make our communities better places to live. Situated on 2,660 acres of beautiful woodland atop the bluffs overlooking the natural beauty of the Mississippi River’s rich bottomland and only a short drive from downtown St. Louis, the SIUE campus is home to a diverse student body of more than 14,000.

Breast cancer survivors join the SIUE Women’s Basketball team at the beginning of Saturday’s game.

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