October means a lot of things: the leaves changing colors, Halloween, the World Series, and campaigns to raise awareness and support the fight against breast cancer.
Sports have fully embraced the month dedicated to breast cancer awareness, and the work done this October for the cause has been special.
Teams and athletes across the country and world have shown their support in a number of ways. It would be impossible to include them all in this article. But here are a handful of examples of sports showing out for the breast cancer awareness cause.
Sports Embraces Breast Cancer Awareness
Far and wide, big and small, sports teams and athletes have been showing their support for breast cancer awareness month.
Texas Tech quarterback Tyler Shough, whose mother is a breast cancer survivor, partnered with Texas sporting goods retailer Cardinal Sport Center to make a Beating Cancer is Our Goal t-shirt, with all proceeds going to the West Texas Susan G. Komen Foundation.
“That’s really the sole reason why I’m here today,” Slough told Pete Christy of KCBD11. “I’ve seen how she fights. She’s my sole inspiration.”
Some teams have taken to wearing pink during games, including the Stanford women’s soccer team, which donned all-pink jerseys and socks when it played Arizona State earlier this month.
Iowa State volleyball is doing its part by inviting fans who show up to their home game this Saturday in pink free admission to the contest.
Across the pond, Paris Saint-Germain is helping to educate women about the signs and symptoms of breast cancer and the necessity of getting checked often.
This is merely a small sliver of examples of what athletes and teams are doing in support of breast cancer awareness month. There are so many different breast cancer charities in the United States, and they don’t all do the same thing. Do your research before donating to ensure your money is helping make the precise change you want to see in the world, and remember that the best charity is helping out those around you!