Are you thinking pink?
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, so the Vols are going to mix a little pink in with the orange and white on Saturday when they face neighbor Chattanooga. Socks, gloves, wristbands, shoelaces, visors, towels, and other game apparel – both players and coaches – will feature the color you get when you mix red with white.
This isn’t the first time for Tennessee to show such support on the football field — last year’s game against South Carolina featured the same.
Sophomore Jalen Reeves-Maybin isn’t doing this as a one-off this year… he lost his grandmother to breast cancer while he was in high school.
Everything I do, I dedicate to her. I wear pink every day. Every pair of shoes I have, I put pink shoelaces in them. I won’t wear shoes without them, except on the field.
And now he will be able to finally wear them on the field this Saturday.
Nearly everybody has been affected by breast cancer — a close family member or friend of yours has probably died from it.
So wear something pink on Saturday. And if you don’t have any pink apparel, have a color card/paint swatch and carry it with you. It is a worthy reminder of those we have lost to the disease.