Fans attending the Friday night, October 18, Shelbyville High School (SHS) home football game, are in for a treat. Along with the usual purple and white colors of the SHS Rams, there will be an element of pink as they team up with Shelby Memorial Hospital (SMH) to remind women that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
SMH will have a table available with mammogram and breast health information. Think you can’t afford a mammogram? There will be brochures on the Pink Ribbon Program which pays for mammograms for those who qualify. There will be lots of pink surprises free to those who stop by the SMH booth.
The rough and tough Rams will wear pink socks while the Rams Cheerleaders will don pink hair ribbons in support of breast cancer awareness as well as those who have been affected by it. Throughout the game, cheerleaders will toss pink footballs into the crowd. Pink ribbons of hope will adorn the field and the light poles.
The student council and the key club will pass pink boots for donations. These donations will also go to the Shelby Memorial Hospital Foundation Vicky Wagner Breast Cancer Assistance Fund which will help Shelby County women diagnosed with breast cancer with their out-of-pocket expenses.
According to the American Cancer Society, one in eight women are affected by breast cancer. SMH and SHS want to remind women that mammograms save lives and the best protection is early detection. Come out on Friday, October 18th and join us. Cheer on the home team as they battle cancer and the Monticello Sages.