Worcester State University, the Worcester State Athletics Department, and the Rosen Cancer Awareness Fund have teamed up for the second time in under a year in a continued bid to raise awareness for cancer detection and research. The Rosen Cancer Awareness Fund, created by alumni couple Gregg Rosen ’86 and Pam Rosen ’87, provides robust programming that supports peer-to-peer education regarding early cancer detection.
This year, four Worcester State fall Athletics teams will be donning Pink Out t-shirts, designed with the Rosen Cancer Awareness logo, throughout select games during the first two weeks in October. Pink Out shirts will also be for sale. There will be free informational giveaways and raffle tickets at $25 each to win a scratch ticket tree that includes $500 worth of scratch-off lottery tickets, with the winner being announced at halftime of the Homecoming football game October 28. All proceeds from the raffle and sales will benefit the Rosen Cancer Awareness fund.
The field hockey team, which is looking to claim their first MASCAC title, will be the first to don the pink shirts when they host former LEC rival Southern Maine at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 4. The following day will have volleyball pinked out as they host Clark University on Brissette Court at 7 p.m.
Closing out the first week of October, men’s soccer hosts MCLA on Saturday, October 7, with a start time of 3 p.m. The final Pink Out Game of the fall will have women’s soccer, which traditionally spends all of October in pink jerseys, replace their traditional pink with the Rosen Pink Out t-shirts when they welcome Framingham State in a MASCAC battle at 12 p.m. on October 14.
The Worcester State field hockey team currently sits on top of the MASCAC with three conference wins and 3-3 overall record. Volleyball opened MASCAC play this past Tuesday with a decisive sweep over Salem State and currently sits at 6-8 on the season. Men’s and women’s soccer look to grab their first conference win this Saturday, as the men host Fitchburg State at 12 p.m. and the women journey to Fitchburg for a 5 p.m. start.
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