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Published on March 02, 2015

MU Gymnasts 'Pink Out' to Benefit Breast Cancer Research at Ellis Fischel

MU Gymnasts 'Pink Out' to Benefit Research at Ellis Fischel

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Ellis Fischel Cancer Center is teaming up with the University of Missouri women’s gymnastics team to support breast cancer research and awareness at the 2015 Pink Out meet, with pre-meet activities beginning at 5 p.m. Friday, March 6, at Mizzou Arena.

MU Gymnasts 'Pink Out for Ellis Fischel Cancer Center

MU Tiger gymnasts will don pink leotards to promote breast cancer awareness as they compete against the University of Alabama Crimson Tide. The first 750 fans in attendance will receive a pink rally towel, and the first 1,000 fans will receive a free T-shirt. A silent auction for both pink and black-and-gold Mizzou gymnastics leotards will begin at 5 p.m. Proceeds from the silent auction will benefit breast cancer research at Ellis Fischel Cancer Center. An area for children, featuring a bounce house, face-painting and other activities, will be available before the meet. Breast cancer survivors will be recognized at 6 p.m.

Tickets cost $5 for adults and $3 for children. For every ticket sold, $1 will be donated to Ellis Fischel for breast cancer research. To purchase tickets in advance, call 1 (800) CAT-PAWS or visit Doors to Mizzou Arena will open at 5 p.m. Friday, with the meet beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Breast cancer survivors can contact Michael Gett, assistant director of marketing for Mizzou Athletics, to receive a voucher for free entry to the meet and to take part in the survivor recognition. Gett can be reached at (573) 884-7238 or

Ellis Fischel Cancer Center, a part of University of Missouri Health Care, is a certified member of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Network®. Ellis Fischel Cancer Center offers patients with all types of cancers a comprehensive health team and innovative diagnostic and treatment options.

MU Gymnasts 'Pink Out' to benefit Breast Cancer Research at Ellis Fischel

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