The Indiana Fever host their annual Breast Health Awareness Night presented by Community Health Network on Friday, Aug. 4 when the Fever hosts the Chicago Sky at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Highlighting an online auction and a week of events, Fever players will wear special pink uniforms and the Bankers Life Fieldhouse court will have pinked-out logos – all in an effort to raise support and awareness for breast health.
This season, for the first time, the Fever’s annual Breast Health Awareness auction has gone online at FeverBasketball.com/BreastHealth2017, using mobile bidding platform QTEGO. Bidding on team experiences and the Fever’s pink, game-worn jerseys began July 28 and ends following the third quarter of the Fever game on Aug. 4. Funds raised by the auction benefit Community Health Network Foundation’s Oncology Patient Assistance Fund, which provides vouchers for food, medicine and gas to Community cancer patients in financial need. Bidders do not have to be present at the game to win.
Beginning with the week-long auction, Breast Health Awareness Week activities include a Fever Breast Cancer Zumbathon on Tuesday, Aug. 1, at Studio G in Lafayette Square Mall. The event includes a fun workout with Fever stars Briann January and Jeanette Pohlen-Mavunga, plus prizes and information on breast and ovarian health. The event includes a $10 donation online or at the door. All proceeds benefit Community Health Network Foundation’s Oncology Patient Assistance Fund.
On Friday, the Fever host the Sky in a rematch of last year’s Breast Health Awareness Night. Tipoff is 7:00 p.m. and doors open at 6:00 p.m. Tickets begin at $13. Indiana’s annual BHA Night is highlighted by the team’s pink uniforms, specially produced for the eighth straight year by adidas, which will be auctioned for charity as part of the auction.
The evening features a parade of breast cancer survivors during halftime. The first 4,500 fans will receive pink, light-up thunder sticks courtesy of Community. Friday’s game is a Lucas Oil Family Night presented by IndyStar. Each family night ticket includes a Pepsi, chips, hot dog, Fever hat, and a postgame free throw on the main court! Family night tickets start at $23 and can be purchased at FeverBasketball.com.
Over the past seven seasons, Indiana Fever Breast Health Awareness auctions have raised over $190,000 for Community’s cancer patients. For direct donations online, further information on the auction or advance donation for the Zumbathon, visit FeverBasketball.com/BreastHealth2017.