Oaks Turn Pink on Thursday

Blue and White will take a back seat to pink as Norfolk Collegiate teams host a Pink Out Thursday to kick off National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The girls varsity and middle school field hockey teams will wear special pink jerseys for their games and they encourage fans to wear pink to the contests.  Wristbands, ribbons, cookies, and other goodies will be sold to support breast cancer research.

There will also be games for the middle school boys soccer and JV girls tennis teams on campus Thursday afternoon. The competition begins with middle school soccer and JV tennis, both against Cape Henry, at 4 p.m. The varsity field hockey game will follow at 4:15 p.m.

About one in eight U.S. women (just under 12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of a lifetime. In 2011, an estimated 230,480 new cases of invasive breast cancer were expected to be diagnosed in women in the U.S., along with 57,650 new cases of non-invasive (in situ) breast cancer.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, aside from non-melanoma skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States.

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Posted on October 3, 2012, in Uncategorized and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Dress in Pink Competition has already started! Wear Pink with your friends/family/colleagues and take a picture! Let’s have a crazy and colourful month! Cheese! Read more about the competition here: http://bit.ly/DressInPink and join our event here: http://bit.ly/DressInPinkEvent

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