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October is breast cancer awareness month
October is breast cancer awareness month
MARQUETTE, Mich. – October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Northern Michigan University student-athletes are joining in the effort.    The Northern Michigan University Athletic Department along with TCF Bank are encouraging breast cancer awareness. Wildcat student-athletes will be wearing pink items as part of their uniforms to bring attention to breast cancer awareness. 
The public can support the effort by purchasing a breast cancer awareness t-shirt, for a minimal donation, which will be available at all NMU athletic events and at the NMU Athletic Department. The public is then asked to wear the t-shirts to NMU events during the month of October.
According to Student-Athlete Advisory Committee member and also a member of the NMU women’s soccer team, Brittney Buchanan this is close to home. One of Brittney’s teammates mother died of breast cancer. “This is a great idea. Even the guys are willing to wear pink,” said Buchanan. 
There will be a prize toss at events which will include pink apparel from the Army National Guard and TCF Bank.
*Football – pink ribbon helmet stickers
*Hockey – pink ribbon helmet stickers
*Soccer – pink shin pad tape
*Swimming/Diving – pink swim caps and pink ribbon tattoos
*Cross Country – pink head and wrist bands and pink ribbon tattoos
*Volleyball – pink ribbons embroider on its jerseys
October athletic events:
Oct. 3 – Soccer vs. Findlay, 2 p.m.
Oct. 3 – Volleyball vs. Ashland, 7 p.m.
Oct. 4 – Swimming/Diving, Green-Gold Meet, 10 a.m.
Oct. 4 – Volleyball vs. Tiffin, 2 p.m.
Oct. 4 – Football vs. Saginaw Valley State, 4 p.m.
Oct. 5 – Soccer vs. Tiffin, 12 p.m.
Oct. 5 – Hockey vs. Toronto (exh.), 2:05 p.m.
Oct. 10 – Cross Country, U.P. Championships, 3 p.m.
Oct. 10 – Volleyball vs. Northwood, 6 p.m.
Oct. 10 – Hockey vs. Michigan Tech, 7:35 p.m.
Oct. 11 – Volleyball vs. Wayne State, 2 p.m.
Oct. 11 – Hockey vs. UM-Duluth, 7:35 p.m.
Oct. 17 – Soccer vs. Saginaw Valley State, 4 p.m.
Oct. 17 – Hockey vs. Michigan, 7:35 p.m.
Oct. 18 – Hockey vs. Michigan, 7:35 p.m.
Oct. 19 – Soccer vs. Northwood, 12 p.m.
Oct. 25 – Football vs. Findlay, 1 p.m.
Oct. 31 – Volleyball vs. Michigan Tech, 6 p.m.
Oct. 31 – Hockey vs. Notre Dame, 7:35 p.m.
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Prepared By
David Faiella
Sports Information Director