Sullivan Okaw-Valley will be supporting breast cancer awareness during its varsity football game at 7 p.m. Friday.
Football players and supporters will wear pink at the game in order to encourage their mothers, aunts, grandmothers, and other female friends and family members to get biennial mammograms once they reach the age of 50. SOV is supporting the cause in other ways as well: “Paint the Stands Pink” for Friday night’s varsity football game. Survivors, family members or anyone who knows someone who has been touched by breast cancer, should unite in the end zone by 6:45 to form a “Pink Tunnel” through which the varsity boys may run as they take to the field. There will also be donation buckets and pink items at the entrance of the game.
This is the seventh year for Real Men Wear Pink, a breast cancer awareness campaign carried out by St. Mary’s Hospital. Men, as well as women, are encouraged to wear pink each Friday during the month of October.