Wear your orange & black this Friday night - but how about adding a splash of a different color - pink? Tiger fans are asked to “Think Pink” in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Terri Bland, Candler County Schools Program for Exceptional Children parent liaison, is helping coordinate the event among the players, band members, cheerleaders, fans and business community.
“I was a member of ZTA sorority at Georgia Southern, and now I’m an active alum of the GSU ZTA Alumni Chapter,” said Bland. “Every October, the alumni chapter, along with the sorority sisters, in a combined effort, promote Breast Cancer Awareness in our communities.
“I am so grateful that MHS cheerleader coaches Nikki Waters Boone and Melissa Crooms are allowing the MHS cheerleaders to get involved this year with ‘Think Pink’ at the next home football game, Friday night, Oct. 9.
“The MHS football team, MHS band members and MHS students are all participating with the ‘Think Pink’ theme to promote this cause.”
But wearing pink is not all that Bland is asking of the community. “I want to encourage all women to get their yearly mammogram. It is so important to detect this disease at an early age,” Bland said.
“We are so proud to be involved with ‘Think Pink’ and to do our part in Breast Cancer Awareness for our community,” added Nikki Waters, cheer coach. “The girls are so excited about this and will be wearing pink ribbons in their hair, shaking pink pom poms and handing out pink ribbon stickers to all the fans.
“The student section is having a pink-out night and making banners for this event. Hopefully, all the fans will ‘Think Pink’ as well and come yell for the Tigers in their best pink, orange and black attire.”
Businesses asked to showcase pink
The ‘Think Pink’ campaign is not just centered around the game itself.
Victoria Gaitten, executive director of Metter-Candler Chamber of Commerce, is asking the business community to get involved as well.
“We want all of our businesses to show their support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month by showcasing their pink bows and pink windows to make our ‘Think Pink’ day truly a community-wide event,” Gaitten said.
Ribbons can be purchased at The Flower Basket or The Flower Gallery for $8 each.