San Antonio Stars to Promote Breast Health for 15th Season During Women’s Health Awareness Week

Team Will Host 15th Annual Breast Health Awareness Game, Presented by Methodist Healthcare System, on August 5 and Go Red for Women Night on August 4

Special T-Shirt-and-Ticket Package for Breast Health Awareness Night will Support Local Breast Cancer Charities

SAN ANTONIO (July 25, 2017) – The San Antonio Stars will support local breast cancer charities during the 15th annual Breast Health Awareness Night, presented by Methodist Healthcare System, on Saturday, Aug. 5 vs. the Seattle Storm at 7 p.m. at the AT&T Center. The Stars will also host the Washington Mystics at 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 4 during Go Red for Women Night to round out Women’s Health Awareness Week and raise funds and awareness for the American Heart Association.

On Breast Health Awareness Night, the Stars will wear pink jerseys, and a portion of proceeds from the BHA Ticket Package – which starts at just $19 and includes a ticket and a pink performance t-shirt – will go to local breast cancer nonprofits. Last season, the Stars raised $16,000 through a postgame jersey auction for breast health awareness.

Fans with a ticket to Saturday’s game are invited to attend a pregame educational session with the Pink Ladies of PRMA Plastic Surgery at 5 p.m. in the Terrace Restaurant, detailing the reconstructive surgery technologies and resources available to cancer survivors in San Antonio. During the game, members of the Pink Ladies ­– women who have survived breast cancer and gone through reconstructive surgery and recovery – will graduate from the program on court.

The first 5,000 guests in attendance at Saturday’s game will receive an I Pink For Fanbango. Fans are encouraged to honor a loved one who has battled breast cancer by writing their name in the space provided on the noisemakers.

Those with a touching story to share about a loved one’s fight against breast cancer or heart disease are also asked to tell it through the I Pink For and the I Go Red For campaigns. To nominate, go to SAStars.com/health and upload a photo along with a description of your hero. A grand prize winner for each cause will receive two tickets to that game. The BHA winner will also receive an official Stars BHA performance t-shirt, and the Go Red winner will earn a Stars Fan Prize Pack. Fans can also honor their loved ones by posting on social media, tagging the official Stars accounts and using the hashtag #BreastHealthAwareness or #GoRedForWomen.

WNBA Breast Health Awareness has been a premier initiative of the league since its inception 21 years ago. In support of BHA Week, all 12 WNBA teams will host a BHA Night that features in-game presentations to honor local cancer survivors, live and silent auctions, and the distribution of educational materials in partnership with local breast cancer awareness organizations.

About Methodist Healthcare of San Antonio
Methodist Healthcare System – San Antonio is the largest provider of health care in South and Central Texas with 26 facilities including nine hospitals serving over 80,000 inpatients and 350,000 outpatients annually. The Methodist Healthcare team is comprised of 11,000 employees, making Methodist Healthcare the second largest private employer in San Antonio. The Texas Quality Foundation selected Methodist Healthcare to receive the 2014 Texas Award for Performance Excellence. Methodist Healthcare is the first and only health care system in South Texas to receive this award which requires an organization to demonstrate its commitment to the highest quality standards. With more than 2,700 credentialed physicians, Methodist Healthcare provides the largest array of medical services in the region including neurosurgery, cardiovascular services, oncology and women’s services. Visit http://www.SAHealth.com to learn more.