Illinois State University Mennonite College of Nursing, the Student Nurses Association, and Redbird Athletics will host a reception before the Redbird women’s basketball team’s Play 4Kay game in honor of the Kay Yow Cancer Fund.

Cancer survivors, those currently battling cancer of all kinds, their families, and special university/community guests are invited to attend this event.

When: Sunday, February 18; reception from 1-2 p.m. and the game (Illinois State vs. Evansville) starting at 2 p.m.

Where: Redbird Arena, reception in the Legends Room

RSVP: If you would like to attend the pregame reception, RSVP online at by noon on February 14.

Play 4Kay Game
Tickets for the Play 4Kay game are only $1! To purchase tickets in advance of the game, contact the Illinois State Athletics Ticket Office by phone at (309) 438-8000, or in person at the Athletics Ticket Offices located at Redbird Arena from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday to Friday.

Tickets can also be purchased on the day of the game at the north and east doors to Redbird Arena.

Wear pink and join Dean Judy Neubrander in Section N (for nursing).

Cancer survivors can receive FREE admission for themselves and up to two guests if they register in advance online at by noon on February 14.

About Play 4Kay
Play 4Kay game efforts were started by the late Kay Yow, former North Carolina State University Head Women’s Basketball Coach. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1987 and fought the disease three times until her death in 2009. While courageously battling cancer, Coach Yow started the Kay Yow Cancer Fund which serves to raise money for scientific research and to assist the efforts to fight against women’s cancers. To date, the fund has grown nationwide and contributed over $5.3 million to support cancer research.