This is the second year the Mercyhurst women’s soccer team has shown support for Breast Cancer Awareness month by wearing pink uniforms for home games.
Senior captain Ellie McDougal speaks for why they made this decision, and helps others understand why it is important for a team to represent the color pink on game day.
“It’s the time of year where the color pink invades all aspects of society, including the big world of sports. Sports teams from recreational leagues all the way up to the pros show their support for the cause by ditching their normal colors for just one, pink,” McDougal said.
About one in eight women in the United States will develop breast cancer at some point in their lives. Whether one has personally been affected, or knows someone affected breast cancer awareness month helps groups reach out to help others not feel so alone in the fight.
“Our team specifically started wearing pink during October last fall. As a team, we show our support for breast cancer awareness by trading in our traditional green and white for an all pink uniforms. We decided to wear pink during the month of October because breast cancer is a disease that hits close to home for all of us. All of us know or have known someone who has breast cancer,” McDougal said.
Although the team as only been wearing pink uniforms for a short time, until the fight to end cancer is won the women’s soccer team will continue to show their support.
“This is our second year wearing the uniforms and we will look to make this a tradition as time goes on,”McDougal said.
The team travels next to Kutztown University on Saturday, Oct. 24, at noon.