You expect to see a lot of orange on game days in Tennessee, but this Saturday, expect to see pink.
Neyland Stadium will be pinked-out to help support the Susan G Komen for a Cure Knoxville Affiliate October 1 in the Volunteers game against Buffalo. Komen representatives, as well as the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority, will be on site selling pink pompoms for donations.
According to the Facebook Event Page, "the amount of women diagnosed with breast cancer in the USA in 2011 would more than fill Neyland Stadium TWICE!" Pinking out the stadium is one way to show your support of these women and their families.
The local Komen affiliate also selected six breast cancer survivors and one guest each to attend the game and to receive pre-game field passes. According to UTSports, the survivors are: Ashley Roback, Jenny Rogers, Jan Sica, Missy Pointer, Meredith deNobriga, and Allen Kaiser.
In addition to the pink activities inside the stadium, UT Medical Center's mobile mammography unit will be located in Staff Lot 5 between Thompson-Boling Arena and the G-10 parking garage.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month also begins Saturday. The local Race for the Cure will be held October 22nd at Worlds Fair Park. You can register for the race here. Not able to race that morning? Sleep in For the Cure for $35 instead! Participants are also encouraged to set fundraising goals in an effort to raise additional funds for the local affiliate. One easy way to raise money is to do the "10 for 10," in which you ask 10 people for $10. It is important to remember that "seventy-five percent of the Knoxville Affiliate's net income remains in the local community to fund educational outreach, screening and treatment programs for underserved women in our community." The other 25% goes to the Susan G. Komen Award and Research Grant Program, which funds groundbreaking breast cancer research, meritorious awards and educational and scientific programs around the world.
Click here to donate to Susan G Komen Knoxville Affiliate.