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Cumberlands football goes pink

WILLIAMSBURG Ky. - The University of the Cumberlands (UC) football team is going pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness! October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the University of the Cumberlands football coaching and support staff are promoting and supporting the world’s fight against breast cancer.

According to the National Breast Cancer website, breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in the United States, aside from skin cancer. Breast cancer occurs primarily in women, but men can also develop breast cancer. Although men have less breast tissue than women, they do have breast cells that can undergo cancerous changes. Male breast cancer makes up less than 1 percent of all cases of breast cancer, and is usually detected in men between 60 and 70 years of age.

The Cumberlands football coaching and support staff are taking major steps on Saturday, October 20th in showing support of breast cancer awareness by wearing pink armbands. In addition, the Patriots will be honoring and recognizing cancer survivors as they extend a special invitation to all of those who have been affected by cancer to join them Saturday at the game.

If anyone has questions or would like to RSVP, please contact Shane Anglin in the Multimedia & Athletic Services Department at 606-539-4364 or at shane.anglin@ucumberlands.edu.

UC’s hope in wearing pink is to project awareness for this most worthy of causes. “I hope that something as little as our staff wearing the color pink, will help promote awareness,” said University of the Cumberlands Head Coach John Bland. “Sometimes something very small can make a big difference.”

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