The Big Ten Conference is again hosting the Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament at Conseco Fieldhouse this weekend benefiting the Pink Ribbon Connection of Indianapolis.
The Pink Ribbon Connection is an organization founded by a network of breast cancer survivors with the mission “to provide information and resources to those touched by breast cancer in Central Indiana to assist in their personal journey, because no one should face breast cancer alone,” according to their website www.pinkribbonconnection.org.
All fans are being encouraged to wear pink to the games in order to help raise awareness for the cause.
Scotty’s Brewhouse in downtown Indianapolis is also doing their part to raise awareness by rocking pink. This weekend all downtown Indianapolis Scotty’s Brewhouse employees will be wearing pink ribbons in support of family, friends, co-workers and even strangers who have been effected by breast cancer.
“Most everyone has been affected by breast cancer in one form or another, it is a great cause to be involved with,” said Amber Martin, Scotty’s Brewhouse Beverage and Promotions Director.
Scotty’s is involved in donating to the local chapter of the Komen Foundation every October for Breast Cancer Awareness month as well. By selling shirts and donating profit to the foundation, Scotty’s Brewhouse has taken an active role in this fight for several years.
“My grandma was a double-mastectomy survivor,” said Scotty Wise, owner of Scotty’s Brewhouse. “My college roommate found out he has non hodgkin's lymphoma. I guess I feel like cancer affects everything and everyone at some point in their life and I’m doing my best to be active and join the fight.”
Come join Scotty’s Brewhouse in their effort to spread awareness by stopping in for your own pink ribbon. You will also be able to purchase pink shirts in which a portion of the money will be donated to the Pink Ribbon Connection. Can’t make it out this weekend but want to support the cause? Log on to www.pinkribbonconnection.org and click donate.