Howard Women’s Tennis to Raise Breast Cancer Awareness

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Howard University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and the women’s tennis team has partnered with the Tigerlily Foundation for a Think Pink match on Saturday, Feb. 20 in an effort to increase breast cancer awareness. The Lady Bison will host Mount St. Mary’s at 4 p.m. in its Think Pink contest.

The festivities will begin with a reception at 3 p.m. followed by an auction and a 50/50 raffle. The events and the match will take place at the Southeast Tennis and Learning Center on 701 Mississippi Avenue SE, Washington DC 20032.

Organizations and communities are asked to make a donation to the Tigerlily Foundation through the Howard Tennis Think Pink project. Donations can be made online at Click ‘How You Can Help’ and complete the ‘Make a Donation’ page noting ‘Howard Tennis’ in the comments section.

Donations will also be collected at the reception.

About Tigerlily Foundation
The Tigerlily Foundation was founded by Maimah Karmo. Its mission is to educate, advocate for, empower and provide hands-on services and support to young women (15-40), before, during and after breast cancer, to end isolation among young adult breast cancer survivors, to improve the quality of life for young adult breast cancer survivors by creating vigilant self-advocates and to promote ferociously fearless females.

In June 2008, Tigerlily Foundation became a Charter Member of the LIVESTRONG Young Adult Alliance, helping to meet the Lance Armstrong Young Adult Alliance’s goals of increasing awareness, advocacy, research, delivery of patient care and the advancement of community-based programs and services for young adults living with cancer


3 responses to “Howard Women’s Tennis to Raise Breast Cancer Awareness”

  1. On October 29, 2008 my wife Cristina Gholson lost her 7 year long battle with Breast Cancer and passed away. My daughter 11 lost her Mom, and I lost my best friend.

    It was the most devastating time to have to live through because I felt so helpless as we watched her suffer and deteriorate. Although a year has gone by, for us, it seems like yesterday. The pain doesn’t go away quickly or easily.

    I write you today to say thank you for your efforts to try and help some of the women make it through such a difficult diagnosis. But it is truly more than the person diagnosed who suffers. The caregivers and the families have a lot to deal with as well.

    Remember the death of a loved one is not something that you forget easily, and watching them die makes it even harder to put into the past. Thanks again for all you do and all you are doing.

    Best regards,

    Rocky E. Gholson
    HU Alumni (Basketball Player 83-88)

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