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Leslie Osborne, Tasha Kai and Nina Dobrev Kick Off PUMA Project Pink 2011


Leslie Osborne, Tasha Kai and Nina Dobrev Kick Off PUMA Project Pink 2011

PUMA has launched the 2011 edition of their anti-breast cancer initiative Project Pink. You can find out more about it at the PUMA Project Pink and PUMA Women’s Professional Soccer websites. Here are PUMA athletes and USA Women’s National Team Players Tasha Kai and Leslie Osbourne along with The Vampire Diaries star Nina Dobrev kicking off this noble cause earlier this week.

Westford, Mass. (July 6, 2011) — Wear pink, do good. Simple, right? Exactly, says sportlifestyle brand PUMA® as it kicks off year two of Project Pink, a more-than-just-October initiative that puts the fight against breast cancer in the hands of young soccer fans. Launched in 2010 in response to a group of female soccer athletes looking to support breast cancer awareness and research — and now cheered on by PUMA soccer athletes and Project Pink spokeswomen Amy Rodriguez, Leslie Osborne, Karina LeBlanc, Alex Scott, Tasha Kai, and Marta, plus PUMA Women’s Soccer Ambassador Julie Foudy — the program is entering its second season on the heels of an over $60,000 donation to the Breast Cancer Research and Education Fund at Magee-Womens Foundation in 2010. Also joining PUMA and its fight against breast cancer is actress Nina Dobrev, who, as an athlete in her youth, couldn’t wait to work alongside PUMA and the athletes to support the cause.

“We’re so proud of the remarkable athletes and young fans who supported Project Pink in 2010, rocking their pink gear at WPS games, nominating their favorite charities and rallying behind them to drum up votes, and, of course, tweeting up a storm,” said Tara McRae, PUMA North America’s Vice President of Marketing. “The donation we made at the end of the season is a true testament to their passion. We’re excited to build upon that enthusiasm in year two alongside our roster of athletes, as well as with the incredible support of our two new teammates, Julie Foudy and Nina Dobrev.”

PUMA’s Project Pink expands in its second year, with more supporters, a more robust product offering, and more fundraising activities and events, all while staying true to the foundation of the program: putting the power and the energy of Project Pink in the hands of young soccer fans and enthusiasts who choose to make Project Pink their personal projects, thus choosing to inspire change and do good.

Check out our Women’s Soccer section has more on the USA Women’s team, the FIFA Women’s World Cup and WPS.

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