Box Out Breast Cancer: Brunch, Basketball, & Breast Cancer Awareness

On February 4, 2017, students, survivors, and supporters came together as the Stony Brook Seawolves Women's Basketball team took on Albany in the annual Box Out Breast Cancer game.

The game was sponsored by A World of Pink, who donated funding for pink jerseys created by Nike that the team wore proudly during the game.

“It is such an honor to have the opportunity to support this team as they play to support fighters and survivors alike. For breast cancer, it's all about women helping women, and the Seawolves gave it their all for sisterhood everywhere.”

  • Christine A. Guarino, RDH, CMF, CFm

A World of Pink Stony Brook University Box Out Breast Cancer
Guests were treated to a brunch with short speeches given by the head of the Stony Brook Athletic Department, Linda Bily, and Christine A. Guarino, RDH, CMF, CFm.

The event kicked off with the Survivor Brunch, where families came together to celebrate prevention, survivorship, and sisterhood. Words of thanks and advice were given by the head of the Stony Brook University Athletic Department, Linda Bily, Director of Patient Advocacy at the Stony Brook Cancer Center, and Christine A. Guarino, RDH, CMF, CFm.

A World of Pink Stony Brook University Box Out Breast Cancer

Fans cheered on the Seawolves as they gave Albany a run for their money, and while Albany walked away with the game win that day, the greater victory was for the support shown by each player on the court and every fan in the crowd.

“These girls played their hearts out until the very last second. They played for their fellow woman, and they played it well!”

  • Christine A. Guarino, RDH, CMF, CFm

A World of Pink Stony Brook University Box Out Breast Cancer
Girl Scouts proudly displaying their entries into the poster contest, with the winner front and center: Don't forget to check the upper deck!

During halftime, those who entered into the poster contest for a $500 cash prize (courtesy of A World of Pink) were invited onto the court for the randomly-selected judges--all of whom were survivors--to pick the winner.

"The judges has such a difficult time selecting the poster contest winner - we had an inspiring display of artwork, many which had amazing slogans, but in the end it was Don't forget to check the upper deck that walked away with the prize. I was so pleased to see so many entrants by girl scouts, because each girl represents the future of breast care... it starts with awareness and prevention!"

  • Christine A. Guarino, RDH, CMF, CFm

The day ended with an opportunity for fans to meet the Seawolves players for photos and autographs. With the community coming out to support the team and their message for the day, it was a tremendous success through and through!

Special thanks to Ashley Yencho, Assistant Director of Athletics Marketing at Stony Brook University, for her hard work and help in making this event a success!

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June 3: Relay for Life East Northport
October 15: Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, Jones Beach
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