Dream Partners With the Georgia Cancer Center at Grady for Annual Pink Game
ATLANTA, Aug. 9, 2012 – The Atlanta Dream has partnered with the Georgia Cancer Center at Grady for the team’s annual “Dream Pink” game on Saturday, August 25 to help raise funds for breast health awareness. The Dream will host the Minnesota Lynx in a re-match of last year’s WNBA Finals series. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Philips Arena.
The first 3,000 fans will receive a “Dream Pink” t-shirt courtesy of the Georgia Cancer Center at Grady. Fans are encouraged to stop by the “Dream Pink” silent auction table on the concourse prior to the game to bid on exclusive items, such as authentic game-worn pink jerseys, autographed pink basketball shoes, team-signed memorabilia, and more. The silent auction will remain open until the end of the third quarter.
Immediately following the game, there will be a live auction hosted by Lisa Borders, President of the Grady Health Foundation. The live auction will include appearances by Dream players and will feature the top players’ authentic game-worn pink jerseys, unique fan experiences with Dream players and more. All proceeds benefit the Georgia Cancer Center at Grady.
Breast cancer survivors will be honored throughout the game. Survivors will be honored on court prior to the game and will participate as co-captains and in the fan tunnel during the game. The Dream players will also visit patients at the Georgia Cancer Center on Friday, Aug. 10 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. to provide a day of pampering and relaxation.
The Atlanta Dream, now in its fifth season, is the two-time defending Eastern Conference Champion. The Dream’s next home game is scheduled for Aug. 22 at 7 p.m. against the Chicago Sky. Single game, group and season tickets are on sale now. For more information, visit www.AtlantaDream.net or call (877) 977-7729.
About Grady Health System
Grady Health System is one of the largest public health systems in the United States. Grady consists of the 953-bed Grady Memorial Hospital, six neighborhood health centers, Crestview Health & Rehabilitation Center, and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Hughes Spalding, which is operated as a Children's affiliate.
With its nationally acclaimed Emergency Department and Burn Center, Grady has the premier level I trauma center in the region and serves as the 911 ambulance provider for the city of Atlanta. The state's only Poison Center is housed at Grady as well.
The Marcus Stroke and Neuroscience Center , Grady Diabetes Center, Georgia Cancer Center for Excellence, Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center, and the Avon Breast Health Center are also notable components of the health system. Additionally, Grady's Ponce de Leon Center was named one of the top three HIV/AIDS outpatient clinics in the country.
Other key services include Grady's Regional Perinatal Center and its Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, the Primary Care Center, dedicated 60 Plus services for older adults, Teen Services, and the Rape Crisis Center.
Nationally ranked in one specialty, in 2011 Grady was named one of Atlanta’s Best Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. In 2012, Hospitals & Health Networks Magazine named Grady one of the country’s Most Wired health systems.