'Rock the Pink' with the Phoenix Mercury


GMAZ interview by Kaley O'Kelley

Posted on July 29, 2014 at 12:32 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jul 29 at 6:08 PM

PHOENIX -- On Tuesday, July 29, the Phoenix Mercury is hosting the annual Rock the Pink night to support breast health awareness.

As part of the event, the team is encouraging women in the Phoenix area take advantage of Assured Imaging's mobile mammogram unit that will be at US Airways Center until 7 p.m.

Mammograms are free with insurance, and while appointments are a good idea, they are not required. To make an appointment, call 888-233-6121.

Those who do not have insurance will pay discounted price of $100. Mammograms normally run about $300.

Jason Rowley, Phoenix Mercury president, gave 3TV's Kaley O'Kelley the lowdown on Rock the Pink night.

Tipoff against the L.A. Sparks is 7 p.m. When the starting lineup for the Mercury takes the court, five breast cancer survivors will run out with them.

Prior to the game, the Mercury will sell pink luminarias on which fans can write messages in honor of those affected by breast cancer. Each luminaria is $1. Proceeds benefit The Breast Cancer Society, a non-profit organization that provides direct help and assistance to those suffering from breast cancer. The luminarias will be placed in the shape of a pink breast cancer ribbon that will be displayed on the US Airways Center plaza and lit at halftime.

Finally, Phoenix Mercury players Diana Taurasi, Brittney Griner, Penny Taylor, Candice Dupree, DeWanna Bonner and Erin Phillips will donate their game-worn uniforms in a live auction after the game with proceeds benefiting the American Cancer Society.

The Mercury is hoping to build on a 10-game winning streak at home. The franchise record for consecutive home wins was set in 1999. A win over the Sparks Tuesday night would tie that.

The team already has clinched home-court advantage for round 1 of the playoffs, which start Aug. 21.

If you cannot make it to US Airways Center Tuesday night, the game will be televised on ESPN2.