UK Women's Basketball Visits Markey Cancer Center

Jan. 12, 2009

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LEXINGTON, Ky. – Fresh off a 72-63 victory over Arkansas on Sunday, the Kentucky women’s basketball team used their day off to spend two hours Monday afternoon visiting patients at one of the nation’s premier cancer research and patient care facilities, the Markey Cancer Center in Lexington, Ky.

“It was an unbelievable day for us,” sophomore guard Carly Morrow said. “We went to try and cheer these cancer patients up and instead they ended up making us laugh and brightening our day. Visiting the Markey Cancer Center really puts everything in perspective. Basketball is important but not as important as what these people are going through everyday battling this tough disease.”

The team, along with the Wildcat, handed out autographed posters and rally towels to the patients.

“We hope the rally towels inspire them to never give up and rally them to get better,” sophomore center Catina Bett said. “The women and men we visited were amazing and this trip brought our team closer together, too.”

The Wildcats (11-6, 1-1 SEC) return to classes for the spring semester Wednesday, Jan. 14 and face Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Ala., on Thursday, Jan. 15. The game will be broadcast live on the Big Blue Sports Radio Network with Neil Price. Game time is 7 p.m. EST.