— Online Auction, Pink-Themed Uniforms, Pinked-Out Court and Breast Health Awareness Night presentedy by St. Vincent Highlight Indiana Fever’s Breast Health Awareness Week.
INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Fever host their ninth annual Breast Health Awareness Night presented by St. Vincent on Thursday, Aug. 2 when the Fever host the Dallas Wings at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Highlighting an online auction and other Breast Health Awareness (BHA) activities, Fever players will wear pink-themed uniforms and the Bankers Life Fieldhouse court will have pinked-out logos — all in an effort to raise support and awareness for breast health.
The Fever conduct their annual Breast Health Awareness auction, online using mobile bidding platform QTEGO. Bidding on game experiences, the Fever’s pink-themed, game-worn jerseys, pink-and-white autographed basketballs and more begins Monday, July 23 and ends following the third quarter of the Fever game on Aug. 2. Funds raised by the 10-day auction benefit the St. Vincent Foundation and will be targeted to support the St. Vincent Mobile Mammography Unit that provides free screening mammograms to hundreds of patients from underserved populations each year. Bidders do not have to be present at the game to win, though winners of jersey packages will have a photo opportunity after the game.
In addition to the auction and game, Breast Health Awareness Week activities include a Fever BHA Zumbathon the night before the game, Wednesday, Aug. 1 (5:45-7:45 p.m.), at Studio G in Lafayette Square Mall. The event includes a fun workout with Fever players, plus prizes and information on breast and ovarian health. Event cost is a $10 donation at the door. All proceeds benefit the St. Vincent Foundation.
At the game on Aug. 2, the Fever host the Wings during an entire evening dedicated to breast health awareness, fundraising for a cure and a celebration of breast cancer survivors. Tipoff is 7:00 p.m. and doors open at 6:00 p.m. Tickets begin at $13. The first 4,000 fans will receive a black-and-pink Breast Health Awareness Night t-shirt and the St. Vincent Mammography Unit will be on display as part of the Family Fun Zone presented by Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St. Vincent.
Indiana’s annual BHA Night is highlighted by the team’s pink-themed uniforms — this year charcoal gray with pink design elements, specially produced for a ninth straight season and the focal point of the online auction. The evening features a parade of breast cancer survivors during halftime.
Interactive booths featuring St. Vincent associates and community organizations serving the cancer community will line the main concourse around Bankers Life Fieldhouse, representing St. Vincent’s Paws to Heal pet therapy program, art therapy program, dance & movement therapy program and others.
Before the game, WTHR-TV anchor and Healthbeat reporter Anne Marie Tiernon will host a pregame Chalk Talk at 6:40 p.m., in the Lightbound Courtside Club, with Dr. Erica Giblin, St. Vincent’s medical director for breast care services. IndyCar driver Pippa Man will conduct a pregame autograph session representing Fever corporate partner OrthoIndy.
During the game, there will be a parachute drop and a t-shirt toss with BHA-themed prizes.
Over the past eight seasons, Indiana Fever Breast Health Awareness auctions have raised over $200,000 for cancer patients and causes in Central Indiana. For direct donations online, further information on the auction or advance donation for the Zumbathon, click here.