October is breast cancer awareness month, signified by the color pink. On Oct. 13, SGI football players, cheerleaders, and fans will be wearing pink, as the SGI Griffins take on Olean in the last SGI home football game of the season.
It’s all part of the Pink Out Western New York Sports event, sponsored by AdPro, the ECMC Foundation, the Buffalo Bills, and Channel 7, to raise funds for the ECMC Mobile Mammography Coach (also known as “the big pink bus”).
All of the funds raised by the SGI Pink Out event will be donated to the ECMC Foundation, to support the ECMC Mobile Mammography Coach, which brings life-saving breast cancer screening to women in their own communities.
In addition to team players and cheerleaders, several SGI community groups will pitch in to help raise funds for the event.
• The SGI Sports Marketing class has cooked up a fun promotional event for halftime entertainment.
• The Springville Faculty Association (SFA) will adorn the fences of Pop Warner field with pink “I Stand With” signs, showing support for those who have fought or are fighting cancer.
• Pink Out merchandise, including bracelets and beads, will be sold, as will baked goods and chili, provided by the SGI Cheerleaders and the Springville Football Fanatics. The SFA will be selling cotton candy, and the Kirkham family has donated kettle corn for sale at the event.
• Additionally, the ECMC Mobile Mammography Coach will be parked at Pop Warner field that night. The Mobile Mammography Coach brings screening services to women throughout our community who otherwise don’t have access to this type of healthcare. Over the years, this mobile mammography clinic has helped thousands of women get screened for breast cancer. There will be no mammograms offered the night of the game; however, information on how to schedule appointments will be available.
Pink Out pre-game events will start at Pop Warner field at 6 p.m., Oct. 13. The football game starts at 7 p.m.