F&M Athletics to Host Breast Cancer Awareness Day

LANCASTER, Pa. - Franklin & Marshall's athletics programs will participate in a Breast Cancer Awareness Day this Saturday, Oct. 13 in an effort to raise money and awareness for breast cancer research. 

A full slate of home contests are set for Saturday as field hockey hosts Muhlenberg at 12:00 p.m., football squares off against McDaniel at 1:00 p.m., and men's and women's soccer take on Muhlenberg at 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m., respectively.

At Tylus Field, the field hockey and men's and women's soccer teams will wear pink warm-up shirts for the event, and players will also garb pink shoelaces and athletic training tape.

F&M's Colleges Against Cancer (CAC) Club will be selling t-shirts and accepting donations for raffle items throughout the day at Tylus Field. A table for donations will be located next to the concessions stand underneath the press box on the scoreboard side of the field. All donations, no matter how large or small, will enter fans into the raffle contest.

Angelo's Soccer Corner has generously provided several items for the raffle, including four pink soccer balls and tickets to a Philadelphia Union game in Angelo's box suite.  All proceeds will benefit the CAC Club.

T-shirts will also be sold at Sponaugle-Williamson Field for the football game. The stand will be located on the scoreboard side of the home bleachers near the entrance ramp.

Colleges Against Cancer (CAC) is a nationwide collaboration of college students, faculty, and staff dedicated to eliminating cancer by initiating and supporting programs of the American Cancer Society in college communities. For more information about F&M's CAC Club and its efforts in Breast Cancer Awareness, click here.

The football team will be hosting a similar event at Homecoming on Saturday, Oct. 20 in conjunction with Lauren's First and Goal Foundation. The Diplomats will don pink shoelaces, wrist and armbands, and athletic training tape to support brain tumor and cancer research. Lauren's First and Goal Foundation's provides financial support for brain tumor research and cancer services, offering financial and emotional support to families living with pediatric cancer, and increasing awareness of the disease.

Created in 2004 by John and Marianne Loose in honor of their 15-year-old daughter Lauren, a pediatric brain tumor survivor, LFG has donated more than $1 million toward the fight against pediatric brain tumors and cancer. For additional information on Lauren's First and Goal Foundation, visit its website.