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UD WBB to Host Health Awareness Day

Jan 24, 2014, 11:06 AM EDT

source:  In conjunction with this year’s Women’s Health Awareness game at the University of Delaware women’s basketball game on Sunday, Feb. 16, UD Athletics is celebrating women who have shown unparalleled bravery and strength while personally battling illness.

Are you or someone you know currently showing or have shown courage in the face of health adversity?  In recognition of the importance of preventative care and awareness of all of the potential health issues facing the women we love today, we want to invite you and/or the heroic women you know, to participate in the halftime ‘Parade of Survivors’ to pay tribute to the strength and fight against disease that have empowered and inspired others.

To stand proud on-court as a survivor in front of your families, friends, neighbors and fellow Blue Hens, visit BlueHens.com to complete the online participation form by Friday, Feb. 7.

‘Parade of Survivor’ Participants will receive one (1) free complimentary game ticket to attend. Additional tickets can be purchased for as low as $5.

The annual Blue Hens Women’s Basketball ‘Dare to be Strong’ Women’s Health Awareness game expands the national Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Play 4Kay breast cancer awareness initiative to a broader focus that includes raising awareness for the many diseases that affect women today, such as heart disease, skin cancer, ovarian cancer and others.

The event will also feature FREE blood pressure & glucose screenings for women compliments of the University of Delaware School of Nursing; UD Employee Wellness Program; and Healthy HENS, Student Health Services. Smoking Cessation Materials & DANTE social media will be provided by UD School of Nursing along with information booths highlighting health-related organizations and programs on the BCC concourse pregame from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.

All screenings for women are subject to availability on a first-come, first-served basis.

The game will be held at the Bob Carpenter Center at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 16, with the Blue Hens facing the Towson University Tigers.

For the online ‘Parade of Survivors’ participation form, go to www.bluehens.com and click on the banner at the top.

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