MOUNT PLEASANT - October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Central Michigan Athletics will be showing its support for cancer research at four events in the coming weeks, including two this weekend, as part of the third annual Chips for a Cure.
Women’s soccer will host Kick Away Cancer Day during this Friday’s 4 p.m. match against Akron, and volleyball will show its support at Dig Pink Night as it takes on Bowling Green on Saturday at 7 p.m.
Football will show its support for the cause at its Saturday, Oct. 20 homecoming game against Miami (OH), while field hockey will host Stick-It-To-Cancer Day Saturday, Oct. 27 when it plays Kent State.
Soccer and field hockey fans can help support the players’ breast cancer awareness efforts by contributing to the National Foundation for Cancer Research, while volleyball supporters can help the Chippewas’ efforts by donating to the Side-Out Foundation. Links to both are available in the "Quick Links" box at the top of the story.
Both teams this weekend will wear pink "AllFight" T-shirts throughout the duration of their warm-ups in support of the cause, and fans can purchase the same T-shirts at the games. Proceeds for the shirts, which are a cooperative effort between the Athletics Department and Dr. Vincent Mumford’s PES 320 course, will go to the Angel Wings Fund, a local foundation that provides for children who have lost parents to the disease. Shirts are $10, of which $5 will go to the Angel Wings Fund.
Zeta Tau Alpha will be at the volleyball match in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and a station for online donations to support the Side-Out Foundation's research efforts will be available.