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February 2, 2012

Lutes Will Think Pink at Puget Sound Next Tuesday

Pacific Lutheran has already hosted Think Pink Breast Cancer Awareness and Coaches Vs. Cancer events at home games this year, but the PLU women's and men's players, coaches and fans will continue their fight against cancer when PLU plays at the University of Puget Sound on Tuesday, Feb. 7.

The PLU coaches have agreed to have their players wear their pink gear to show support for Pamela Kilcup, the mother of PLU women's player Shelly Kilcup, who was diagnosed with the disease in 2011.

Starting with the fall sports season, funds raised from breast cancer awareness events at Pacific Lutheran athletic events have gone toward helping to defray the medical costs incurred by the Kilcup family in fighting Pamela's breast cancer. To date, more than $3,600 has been raised.

Next Tuesday, those affiliated with the Pacific Lutheran basketball programs will also show their support for Stana Landon, a Puget Sound assistant athletic trainer who is fighting her second battle against breast cancer. Stana is the best friend of PLU assistant athletic trainer Gen Ludwig.

PLU fans in attendance at either or both Feb. 7 PLU versus Puget Sound games are encouraged to "think pink" to show support for Pamela Kilcup and Stana Landon. As a side note, pink ribbons will be sold at the game for $1 each in order to help with Stana's medical bills.

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