Breast cancer survivors will be the guests of honor at the USC Aiken Lady Pacers basketball game against Flagler on Feb. 7 as the team hosts the fourth annual Pink Zone game. Pink Zone, an initiative begun by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association, aims to raise awareness about breast cancer, and USCA's event will also donate proceeds from some of the evening's sales to the Savannah River Cancer Foundation, which provides assistance to those affected by cancer. "Each year, we definitely would like to spread awareness; that's definitely the main goal," said USCA Lady Pacers assistant coach Cindy Hillbrich. "It is a battle, and it is nice for (breast cancer survivors) to be recognized. They've been strong and had the support to survive it, and it's also nice to honor those with a moment of silence who have lost their lives." Survivors will be honored during halftime with a song played for them by the band. Each survivor will be announced by name and will run through the tunnel of cheerleaders and players, much like the starting lineup does before the game. A moment of silence will be observed for the lives lost to cancer. T-shirts, hats and visors with the Pink Zone logo will be sold at the game, and door prize tickets will be sold for $2 each. Proceeds from both will benefit the Savannah River Cancer Foundation. The Pink Ribbonettes, an area volunteer group for survivors and their caregivers, will sell ribbons for their organization for $2 each. The Lady Pacers invite any breast cancer survivors from Aiken and the surrounding area to call 641-3638 to participate. Those who have survivors out-of- state are welcome to participate in their honor. "We hope that everybody comes out and wears pink in support of our event," said Hillbrich. The Savannah River Cancer Foundation aims to provide assistance to cancer patients for support services, cancer screening and prevention programs. In the past three years, the WBCA Pink Zone initiative has raised nearly $3.3 million nationwide. The game begins at 5:30 p.m. at the USCA Convocation Center. Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for children, visiting students and senior citizens. Contact Anna Dolianitis at adolianitis@aikenstandard.com.