Cancer Awareness Day: Saturday Home Events Kick Off "Cures For The Colors" Campaign
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Mount Olive College Athletics once again will participate in the fight against breast cancer and other forms of cancer, as well as help contribute to support those in the area who are battling cancer.
For the second year in a row, MOC Athletics is joining Southeastern Cancer Care in its Cure for the Colors campaign. Southeastern Cancer Care is located in Goldsboro and assists cancer patients throughout Eastern North Carolina. Support and services provided by Southeastern Cancer Care include food, transportation, financial assistance, wigs, and prosthetics for cancer patients.
This marks the seventh year the Trojan athletics department has participated in National Breast Cancer Awareness Month activities and the second year partnering with Southeastern Cancer Care.
"We are excited to again partner with Southeastern Cancer Care in their Cures for the Colors campaign and know that we are impacting care for the local community," said MOC assistant athletics director LaToya Lindsey.
In the Cures for the Colors campaign, each form of cancer is designated by a different color. Trojan teams will wear game and/or practice jersey colors accordingly.
The campaign kicked off Saturday at four Trojan home athletics events as part of Cancer Awareness Day. The softball team held its annual Pink Ribbon Series throughout the day at Nancy Chapman Cassell Field. The team wore pink for breast cancer awareness.
The Trojan women's volleyball team played host to Belmont Abbey in Conference Carolinas action. The Trojans will wear orange for leukemia awareness.
A Conference Carolinas men's and women's soccer doubleheader against Pfeiffer followed. Men's soccer players and coaches wore gold for childhood cancer awareness, while women's soccer players and coaches wore pink for breast cancer awareness.
Donations can be made at home contests throughout the month and can also be made online on the Southeastern Cancer Care website.