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Catamounts Showing Support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Oct. 18, 2010

Cullowhee, N.C. - October is Breast Cancer Awareness month with sports teams across the country showing their support in raising awareness by adding the color pink to their normal uniform color scheme. In support, Western Carolina is taking part in a number of initiatives to raise awareness for the cause locally.

Since the Homecoming football game back on Oct. 9, the Western Carolina cheerleaders have used pink pom poms while cheering on the Catamounts. The pink poms were purchased from the cheer uniform company, Varsity, with the company donating a 20-percent portion of their profits during the month going to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

The cheerleaders will again be using pink pom-poms on the sidelines to promote breast cancer awareness in WCU's football game against mountain-rival Appalachian State this Saturday, Oct. 23.

Also this weekend, on Sunday, Oct. 24, the Western Carolina volleyball squad will play in its annual "Dig Pink" match on against Davidson at 3:00 pm in the Ramsey Center. The Catamounts are actively raising money for the Side-Out Foundation to support the fight against breast cancer and have currently hit the halfway mark on reaching their goal of $1,000.

Fans are encouraged to wear pink attire to the volleyball match to support breast cancer awareness. Pink, mini-volleyballs will be tossed into the crowd during the match in addition to other pink-themed promotions throughout the contest.

WCU looks to snap a three-game losing streak against Davidson and avenge a five-set loss against the Wildcats last season. The Catamounts last win against Davidson came on Oct. 20, 2007 in Cullowhee as WCU swept the Wildcats in three-straight sets.

Every time a dig is recorded for both WCU and Davidson, a dollar will be donated to the Side-Out Foundation. Support your Catamount volleyball squad and the fight against breast cancer by being in attendance for the "Dig Pink" match on Sunday, Oct. 24. Admission is free.

To access the Catamounts individual fundraising homepage, please click in the following link. All proceeds support the Side-Out Foundation.