In an effort to raise awareness for male and female breast cancer, the SM East basketball teams will be participating in the second annual Pink and Blue Night tonight. The girls’ teams will be wearing pink socks and headbands, and the boys’ teams will be wearing blue socks. Players from both teams will collect money during half times of both games, and there will be information tables in the lobby throughout the entire night.
Fans will also be able to participate in Pink and Blue Night. The first 250 fans will receive coupons for three Chic-n-Minis, and scarves provided by the Ford Warriors in Pink will be handed out to all participants. Donations are encouraged throughout the night, and donation is also possible online.
There will be awards during halftimes for the participants who wear their bandanas in the “most creative ways.” During halftime, Peggy and Brett Miller will also speak about their journey with breast cancer. Brett was a 2004 graduate of SM East and was diagnosed with breast cancer when he was 24. Since then, he has embarked on multiple campaigns to spread awareness for male breast cancer.
Peggy presented several videos that Brett had made to the girls’ varsity and JV basketball teams on Thurs., Jan. 9. Along with telling them Brett’s story, Peggy explained to the team the importance of checking for tumors in both males and females.
Can’t make it to Pink and Blue Night? Watch the live broadcast here. Tip off begins at 5:30 p.m. for the girls’ varsity and 7 p.m. for the boys’ varsity.