The 4Kay Run is held in honor of the late North Carolina State University head women’s basketball coach, Kay Yow.
The Women’s Final Four provides the stage for the largest gathering of the women’s basketball community for our supporters to rise early on Super Saturday and make a difference in the fight against women’s cancers by participating in this unique and inspiring event. The inaugural event took place in Tampa, Florida, with Coach Yow cheering on all of her much-appreciated supporters and fans.
The 4Kay Run, Presented by Northwestern Mutual, is an annual event. Over 1,000 runners and walkers joined in the battle against women’s cancers by taking part in the 2014 4Kay Run on April 5 that ran through the streets of downtown Nashville. Approximately $22,000 was raised for the Kay Yow Cancer Fund from this year’s event. Conducted each year in the host city of the Women’s Final Four, the 4Kay Run has now helped raise over $260,000 since its inception in 2008. The 4Kay Run is held in honor of the late North Carolina State University head women’s basketball coach, Kay Yow.
Also, in January 2014, the Kay Yow Cancer Fund, in partnership with the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association and The V Foundation for Cancer Research, awarded a $100,000 research grant to the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center in Nashville to further research efforts directed to finding a cure for ovarian cancer.
The Kay Yow Cancer Fund has now awarded a grant in each Women’s Final Four city since 2009, totaling $600,000 in women’s cancer research support.
Thank you to all who attended the 2014 NCAA® Women’s Final Four® in Nashville, TN! We look forward to seeing you back in Tampa, FL in 2015!