INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Friday, October 2, 2015) -- The Indianapolis Colts are adding a color to Blue Friday. The team is going pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
You can see the team’s pink cleats and gloves when they take on the Jaguars this Sunday, but first, the colts are kicking-off the effort by dying the canal pink. There will be live music and food on the canal from 11:30 – 1:00 p.m. and anyone is welcome to join.
Organizers will be selling special edition breast cancer awareness t-shirts. Colts spokesperson Stephanie Pemberton says all the proceeds from the shirts are going to go to IU Health Simon Cancer Center, and they hope to remind fans about the importance of screenings.
“Especially with our female fan base, the importance of getting those early screenings and early detection is the key when it comes to breast cancer, so it’s an opportunity for us to kind of use the horseshoe to bring continued awareness,” Pemberton said.
On Tuesday, the Colts plan to treat 10 breast cancer survivors and women currently battling breast cancer to a day of pampering through their “Pamper Her Pink Program.” Then, the following Tuesday, players will visit with cancer patients at the IU Simon Cancer Center.
The colts will wear their pink gear when they take on the Jaguars this Sunday at 1 p.m.