Breast cancer is a devastating disease that has impacted the lives of many across the nation. UWSP is offering it’s support to victims of the disease through fundraisers and awareness during their October campaign.
Many students, athletes, coaches and staff members around campus have been impacted by cancer in some form. According to Cancer.gov, breast cancer is the most diagnosed form of cancer among citizens of the United States.
Fourth Ave. has been renamed to “Pink St.” for the final week of September in observance of breast cancer, while many other activities will take part during the week.
Brats and various games will be on hand for students to enjoy and participate in on Wednesday, September 27, from 10 am to 2 pm.
The week culminates on Saturday with the annual Pink Game kicking off at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 30, at Community Stadium at Goerke Park in Stevens Point as the Pointers host UW-La Crosse.
Pink Game t-shirts and signs will be available for purchase during the week and at the game as well as silent auctions held during the game.
The proceeds from the various fundraising events, including the Pink Game, will benefit the Joanne A. Suomi Memorial Fund and the Breast Cancer Family Foundation.
The UWSP assistant athletic director for media relations, Tim Bohn, said, “The Pink Game is one of many great cause-related events that UWSP athletics is involved with again this year. Team Schierl, MADA and The Store have been great partners in promoting this event and the corresponding cause.”
“Nearly everyone is directly affected or knows someone who is afflicted with some form of cancer. The Pink Game is not only an important game on the field, but the cause off the field is a constant reminder that we can all make a difference in people’s lives.”
For additional information or any questions about how to donate to the cause, visit athletics.uwsp.edu.