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Pack the Jones in Pink on October 16

Texas Tech fans are urged to trade red and black for pink when the Red Raiders square off against Oklahoma State University on Oct. 16 at Jones AT&T Stadium.

Covenant Health, in partnership with Susan G. Komen for the Cure and Texas Tech University, hope game attendees will Pack the Jones in Pink in honor of breast cancer awareness month.

Covenant has donated 5,000 free pink T-shirts to be placed in the student section prior to the 2:30 p.m. kickoff.  “Red Raiders for the Cure” is displayed on the front of the shirt. 

In addition to the T-shirts, volunteers will pass out pink koozies, breast self-exam shower cards and other breast cancer-related information at the Pink Tailgate in front of the Frazier Pavilion from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The Frazier Pavilion is located south of the Jones AT&T stadium, at the corner of Drive of Champions and Boston Avenue.  Pink tailgaters will also have the opportunity to win pink prizes from Susan G. Komen.

Last year marked the first effort to Pack the Jones in Pink and Covenant hopes even more fans will make an effort to wear pink on Oct. 16.

“This is an opportunity for Tech fans to not only raise awareness, but to recognize women who have fought and won the battle against breast cancer,” Holly Kennedy, media relations coordinator for Covenant, said.

One in eight women or 12.6 percent of all women will get breast cancer in her lifetime.  Breast cancer is very treatable if detected early.  More than 1.7 million women who have had breast cancer are still alive in the United States.  Please join Covenant Health and Susan G. Komen for the Cure and Pack the Jones in Pink on Oct. 16.  Your help is needed to create awareness.

In conjunction with breast cancer awareness month, every woman who books her mammogram at the Covenant Joe Arrington Cancer Research and Treatment Center during the month of October will receive a coupon book featuring discounts and savings from local businesses.  To make an appointment for a mammogram, call 725-7908.