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Bringing a new hue to sports


By Mac Paquette | sports writer

Across the major professional sports leagues, an unusual color associated with men’s sports is being represented on the field; pink.  Some accents on the jerseys, along with towels, wristbands, and socks are colored pink during October, in support for breast cancer awareness month. This pink apparel is now recognized by the entirety of the sports community.

“The abundance of pink all over the playing fields helps a great cause and raises awareness towards the disease, I’m glad it’s happening,” freshman Elie Finley said.

The companies that make the pink sportswear for the players to use are helping significantly with the research and prevention of breast cancer.  With the additional funds and publicity that the teams are getting by wearing pink, or having pink implemented into their uniform, the American Cancer Society is hoping that it will raise awareness, and help find a cure for the disease.

“With my aunt having breast cancer she always buys my favorite sports team apparel in pink colors, as I do for her, it’s a really cool way of supporting your team and helping make a difference,” freshman Daniel Gilbert said.

Varsity football tackled the latest trend in the NFL, pink, in order to show their support for breast cancer awareness.

Now even high schools are participating in the cause, as the football team wore pink against Roosevelt on October 20.

“I thought it was great that even as a high school we could make a difference in raising awareness,”  sophomore Dylan Garcia said.

With the recent stats coming from the American Cancer Society that one in eight women will develop breast cancer in their lives, it has affected many families throughout the country.

“When I heard my mom said she was diagnosed with [breast cancer], it changed my life.  I was scared and nervous for her, but I know she would fight through it,” Gilbert said.

The awareness is helping greatly according to the foundation and doctors, with the funds being increased tremendously over the past few years.

“The money and the overall awareness towards the disease through is going to help in the long run. I think there’s been too much money donated to not have an impact, ” Finley said.

The most popular sports league in the United States, the NFL, now has teams wearing some sort of pink for the games played during the months of October.

“It’s great to see that the sport I enjoy watching the most is making an impact in society and helping a great cause to fight an awful disease,” Gilbert said.

The fight for a cure against breast cancer is at its highest rate ever, with help from the National Football League and its fans; a big impact is being made in women’s lives across the country.

“Through all this time and money being spent on the cause, I’m very hopeful that doctors and scientists could find a cause to this disease in my lifetime. We can all make a difference in each others lives, we just need the resources,” Finley said.

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