Every year, October is designated “Breast Cancer Awareness Month:” an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. The National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. (NBCF), who encourages and helps those affected by breast cancer through early detection, breast screenings and support services, advocates for those affected, especially during October. According to the NBCF, one in eight women and one in 1,000 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. Multiple sports teams, from the high school level to the NFL, wear pink during the month of October to support breast cancer awareness.
On Saturday, Oct. 14, the MSU Volleyball Team joined in the support and hosted their annual “Pink Match” in Shroyer Gym. Fans attending the game were encouraged to wear pink. The Bobcats (6-11, 2-6 Big Sky) faced off against the University of Northern Colorado (11-10, 4-4 Big Sky). UNC swept the Cats in three sets to win the match.