Annual "Rock the Pink" Game July 29
PHOENIX - The Phoenix Mercury will “Rock the Pink” during its annual breast health awareness game on Tuesday, July 29 (7 p.m. tipoff) against the Los Angeles Sparks at US Airways Center. The team will wear all-pink uniforms and host a number of uplifting activities in an effort to celebrate breast cancer survivors and promote breast health awareness.
“For 18 years, the Phoenix Mercury has rallied around this cause as it affects everyone from our players, fans and staff members,” said Mercury president Jason Rowley. “Hopefully one day we will no longer have the need to raise funds to find the cure, but until then we will support it in any way we can.”
As part of the team’s efforts to promote breast health awareness, screenings will be held in a mobile mammography unit, courtesy of Assured Imaging, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on the plaza at US Airways Center. Participants who are 40 years and older with insurance will receive a free mammogram, while those without will pay a discounted price of $100, regularly priced at $296. Women under the age of 40 can also receive a mammogram if they provide a doctor’s prescription. Those who are interested are encouraged to schedule an appointment by calling 888-233-6121. Walk-ups welcome.
Prior to the game, the Mercury will sell pink luminarias, where fans can write messages in honor of those who have been affected by breast cancer. Each luminaria will cost $1, with all proceeds benefiting The Breast Cancer Society, a non-profit organization that provides direct help and assistance to those suffering from breast cancer. The luminarias will be placed in the shape of a pink breast cancer ribbon that will be displayed on the US Airways Center plaza and lit at halftime.
As part of the special night, the Mercury will honor five breast cancer survivors by having them run out with the starting line-up during team introductions.
Finally, Phoenix Mercury players Diana Taurasi, Brittney Griner, Penny Taylor, Candice Dupree, DeWanna Bonner and Erin Phillips will donate their game-worn uniforms in a live auction after the game with proceeds benefiting the American Cancer Society.
Tickets are still available for the “Rock the Pink” game when the Mercury takes on the Sparks on Tuesday, July 29. Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased by calling 602-252-WNBA or visiting phoenixmercury.com.