Sparks Host Breast Health Awareness Night
Night to Promote the Fight Against Breast Cancer
The Los Angeles Sparks will host their annual Breast Health Awareness Night on Tuesday, September 18 at STAPLES Center when they host the Phoenix Mercury at 7:30 p.m.
The Sparks will take on their Western Conference rivals wearing commemorative pink jerseys to raise awareness about mammography screening for the early detection of breast cancer. A number of corporate partners will join the team to support this important cause.
“The Sparks are committed to supporting Breast Health Awareness and organizations who work to find a cure for this disease and to support those who are affected,” Team President Mike Levy said. “Our entire organization appreciates the continued support of this cause from our fans and sponsors.”
As a part of its mission to improve the lives of the people it serves and the health of California's communities, Anthem Blue Cross will offer fans breast cancer awareness information sheets that highlight specific facts by race and ethnicity on the STAPLES Center concourse. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in California, regardless of race/ethnicity. Survival is excellent when diagnosed early.
The Sparks and EIF Revlon Run/Walk will honor the top fundraisers from this year’s event at halftime, while the non-profit organization will be auctioning off several items including a pink Breast Health Awareness basketball signed by the entire Sparks team and an authentic Candace Parker-signed pink Breast Health Awareness Sparks jersey. Proceeds from the auction will benefit EIF Revlon Run/Walk in support of women’s cancer research, counseling, and outreach programs. Several of EIF Revlon Run/Walk’s beneficiaries will also be on the STAPLES Center main concourse distributing educational material to all in attendance.
In May, the Sparks joined thousands of Southern Californians for the 19th-annual EIF Revlon Run/Walk for Women in Exposition Park. Supporters came together to fundraise for the continued fight against women's cancers.
Olympian, two-time WNBA Champion, Phoenix Mercury General Manager, and still the only woman ever to sign a no-cut contract with the NBA (Pacers in ’79), Ann Meyers Drysdale, will be signing her new book “You Let Some GIRL Beat You?” on the main concourse outside of the TeamLA Store during halftime. Copies of Ann’s new book will be available for purchase inside the TeamLA Store before, during and after the game.
Tickets for the Sept. 18 Breast Health Awareness Night game are available online at LASparks.com, by phone at 877-44-SPARKS (772757), at the STAPLES Center box office and at all Ticketmaster outlets.