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Seahawks Go Pink to Raise Awareness for Breast Cancer Screenings
RENTON, Wash. - The Seattle Seahawks will recognize Breast Cancer Awareness Month on Sunday, October 13 during the Seahawks versus Titans game at CenturyLink Field to raise awareness on the importance of annual screenings, especially for women who are over the age of 40. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. Touchdown City opens at 10 a.m. and gates open at 11 a.m.
Breast cancer awareness elements featured during the game will include: on-field pink ribbon stencils, pink goal post padding in both end zones, pink sideline caps for coaches and team sideline personnel and pink caps and pins for game officials. Some players will wear pink elements including shoes, pin cleats, wristbands, gloves, chin cups, eye shield decals, helmet decals, Captains patches, sideline towels and quarterback towels. The referees will also use a special pink coin for the coin toss.
The Sea Gals will use neon pink poms, wear neon pink boots and honor local survivors during a halftime celebration featuring local high school dance teams.
The local chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha (ZTA) will distribute 30,000 pink ribbons to fans as they enter the stadium. Representatives from the ZTA, Puget Sound affiliate of Susan G. Komen and the American Red Cross will have booths in Touchdown City to share information on breast cancer and raise awareness.
On October 12, the Seahawks Women's Association will host a Football 101/201 Clinic with proceeds benefitting the local chapter of Gilda's Club.
The CenturyLink Field arch lights will be pink Wednesday and Thursday nights throughout the month of October.
The team's Pro Shop locations at CenturyLink Field and 4th Avenue and Pike Street will sell a variety of pink merchandise throughout the month with a pledge to donate 10% of the sales to the local chapter of Gilda's Club. Fans can raise awareness by wearing pink Seahawks items including: sweatshirts, t-shirts, knit caps, scarves, footballs, and lapel pins.