Members of the Panola Fillies and Jacksonville Lady Jaguars played recently in the local Play4Kay game. The Fillies have met their goal and have raised over $500 for the Play4Kay Fund. The 2014 Play 4Kay initiative is an opportunity for a nation of coaches to raise breast cancer awareness and funds for research on the court, across campuses, in communities and beyond. Since its inception in 2007, the Play 4Kay initiative has raised over $2.8 million to support women's cancer research.
Kay Yow, former North Carolina State University head women’s basketball coach, was
first diagnosed with breast cancer in 1987, and passed away on January 24, 2009, after
facing her third bout with the disease. With the creation of the Fund, Kay hoped to
raise money to further cutting-edge research conducted by the nation’s top doctors
and medical experts to allow more and more cancer patients to have access to experimental
drugs and clinical trials. Since the majority of these research projects are privately
funded, these researchers desperately need our support in order for them to continue
to make strides in finding a cure for cancer. For more information go to www.kayyow.com.