The WNBA team Indiana Fever will play the New York Liberty on August 13th for the Breast Cancer Awareness
Night, and Fever guard Katie Douglas takes this cause to heart, according to the Huffington Post.
Douglas shared her story with the news source about how she lost her father to pancreatic cancer in 1997, and three years later her mother lost a battle with breast cancer. She looks forward to the WNBA joining forces each year, as they wear pink uniforms that unite players, fans and couches, in hopes that they can raise enough money for some positive breast cancer health news.
She has put forth the "Katie Douglas Experience," which allowed fans to donate to the cause and in reward got to practice with Douglas. One lucky family was even able to spend the entire afternoon with her. Douglas raised $6,000 doing so, the media outlet reports.
According to the American Cancer Society, one in eight women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in their lifetime. It is recommended that once a women turns 40, she schedules a yearly mammogram.