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County schools athletic departments promote ‘Pink Out’ month

For Clay Today
Posted 12/31/69

CLAY COUNTY – Clay County Athletics is proud to announce its second year partnering with the American Cancer Society and the Jacksonville Jaguars Foundation to promote PINK OUT month. In …

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County schools athletic departments promote ‘Pink Out’ month


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CLAY COUNTY – Clay County Athletics is proud to announce its second year partnering with the American Cancer Society and the Jacksonville Jaguars Foundation to promote PINK OUT month. In conjunction with the NFL’s Crucial Catch program and the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer movement, Clay County Athletics looks to combine efforts for an outstanding month of fundraising and breast cancer awareness.

At October football games, fans and school communities will be wearing PINK to help raise funds and breast cancer awareness on the First Coast! Also, football players will be wearing special Crucial Catch decals on their helmets from the Jaguars Foundation in support of the cause. Many schools are doing individual fundraisers to help support the cause. The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of the First Coast walk will be Saturday, Oct. 14, at EverBank Stadium.

Here is a list of schools that will be hosting PINK OUT football games. Fans are highly encouraged to show their support by wearing PINK at the following games:

Oct. 6 – Clay, Oakleaf highs

Oct. 13 – Middleburg, Orange Park highs

Oct. 27 – Ridgeview, Fleming Island, Keystone Heights highs

This year, it’s estimated 300,590 people will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Of that number, more than 2,800 will be men. The American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer movement is helping to save lives from breast cancer nationwide. Since 1993, the three-to-five-mile noncompetitive walks have collectively grown into the nation’s largest and most impactful breast cancer movement, providing a supportive community for courageous breast cancer survivors and metastatic breast cancer thrivers, including caregivers and families alike.

This year, Making Strides Against Breast will take place in more than 150 communities nationwide.

The American Cancer Society is funding more than $78.2 million in breast cancer-specific research through 160 grants. The American Cancer Society’s National Cancer Information Center responds to thousands of calls and live chats through its 24/7 cancer helpline, and it connects more than 2,900 women facing breast cancer with trained breast cancer survivors through a secure mobile app to support them during their journey – anywhere in the country. The death rate from breast cancer dropped by 42% from 1989 to 2019 because of earlier detection through increased awareness, mammography screening, and advances in treatment.

Be sure to follow along on all social media platforms @OneClaySports.