Donations and discounts offered as FCC goes pink


CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- The Family Circle Cup and MUSC Health are putting their money where their mouths are to support breast cancer awareness.

For every person that shows up wearing pink to the evening match of the Family Circle Cup on Wednesday April 2, FCC and MUSC Health officials said they will donate $1 to the Lowcountry Affiliate of Susan G. Komen.

If the match sells out, that could garner as much as $10,200 for the organization.

"Family Circle Cup - and the entire Daniel Island community - have been such a huge part of what we are able to do as an affiliate," says Taffy Tamblyn, executive director of the Affiliate. "The upcoming Pink Out Night is such a fun event that only adds to the enjoyment of the tournament and to the lives impacted in the Lowcountry."

Attendees to Wednesday night's match can also get in for 25 percent less by using the code "PINK" when they purchase their tickets.

While organizers hope to "pink out the stadium" with the entire audience in Komen's signature color, there are also other pink items on the agenda. A pink carpet will be rolled out for the players, staff members will be in pink shirts, and a MUSC Hollings Cancer Center patient will present the coin toss.

"We are excited to join forces with MUSC Health to raise money for the Komen Lowcountry Affiliate," says Eleanor Adams, tournament manager for the Family Circle Cup. "Wednesday night will be very special for the Family Circle Cup, and I hope everyone will join us as we pink out the stadium!"

Gates open at 5 p.m. and play begins at 7 p.m.