Auction Fitting Finish To BHA Week with the Fever

FeverBasketball.com Staff | August 8, 2014

Friday night was Breast Health Awareness Night presented by Community Health Network at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, the culmination of a week that the Fever organization spent promoting breast and ovarian cancer awareness, treatment, and prevention.

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All fans attending Friday's game against the Washington Mystics received a pink rally towel courtesy of CHN. The Fever players all wore special pink jerseys, and many them accessorized with pink shoes or even temporarily dying part of their hair pink.

At halftime, the team recognized breast cancer survivors in an on-court ceremony. Karen Pence, the First Lady of Indiana, personally donated Vera Bradley tote bags to each of the women honored. The survivors were introduced individually and received a standing ovation from the Fever faithful.

After the game, the team held its annual live auction of the autographed game-worn pink uniforms and other special experiences. Proceeds from the auction, which surpassed $20,000, benefit the CHN Foundation's Breast Health Fund. The highest-selling item was Tamika Catchings' autographed jersey.

The auction capped off a memorable week in the organization. The week also included Wednesday afternoon's Bright Pink Plaza Party, which included a A Brighten Up™ Educational Workshop put on by Bright Pink educational ambassador, Brie Lockwood.