words // Zac Dubasik
This Saturday, the University of Oregon Ducks will take the field in special uniforms in honor of cancer survivors, and to help raise money for the fight against women's cancers. October is Breast Cancer Awarenewss Month, and you may have already seen players at all levels of football adding pink to their uniforms. Nike and the U of O are taking it even further though, and will even have pink helments for this weekend's game.
“Cancer has touched so many lives and hopefully, together with Nike and the Kay Yow Cancer Fund, we can help create awareness and help raise money for the fight against women’s cancers,” said Oregon Football Head Coach Mark Helfrich. “It is an honor to join Coach Yow’s team in a fight that unites us all.”
A limited number of the helmets will be auctioned off, with all funds going to the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. At Saturday's kick-off, five helmets will be released each day for five consecutive days, ones autographed by University of Oregon Head Coach Mark Helfrich and Oregon legends Dan Fouts, Joey Harrington, Ahmad Rashad and Phil Knight. Each auction will run for 48 hours.
For more information, and to bid in the auctions, visit www.kayyow.com/ducks.