MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The WVU Cancer Institute, WVU Medicine, and WVU Athletics are teaming up on several pink events to raise breast cancer awareness in October.

Mountaineer fans are encouraged to don their pink and come to the WVU Women’s Soccer pink game against Oklahoma University at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 8 at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium. Members of the soccer team will be decked out in pink uniforms and will celebrate the success of their annual spring fundraiser to benefit the Cancer Institute’s Betty Puskar Breast Care Center during halftime. Tickets will be $1 at the gate and are available online at wvugame.com.

Fans will receive pink pom-pom shakers and can get the official pink Mountaineers T-shirt for a $10 donation. They can also see the new Bonnie’s Bus, WVU’s state-of-the-art mobile 3D mammography vehicle, which will be parked in the lot next to the stadium.

WVU Medicine’s Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons are partnering with local restaurants on Dine Out for Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Day on Wednesday, Oct. 18 to help raise awareness of breast reconstruction options available to women following breast cancer surgery. Local restaurants participating in BRA Day will donate a percentage of their total receipts to a fund at WVU for patient education and assistance to uninsured and underinsured women seeking breast reconstruction. Eighty percent of the proceeds will stay in the WVU fund to benefit women in West Virginia, and 20 percent will be donated directly to The Plastic Surgery Foundation’s Breast Reconstruction Awareness Fund.

Bonnie’s Bus will be offering 3D mammograms and breast care education to women from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 20 at WVU Medicine at University Town Centre. Walk-ins will be accepted, so no appointment is necessary. Bonnie’s Bus will visit 19 communities throughout West Virginia in October.

The WVU Cancer Institute is sponsoring the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 21 at the WVU Student Recreation Center. To join the Cancer Institute’s team, Hakuna Ma TaTas, visit http://bit.ly/2wRxNQk

The WVU Volleyball team will host a pink game against Kansas State University at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 21 at the WVU Coliseum. The team will wear pink jerseys and is encouraging fans to wear pink. Fans will receive pink pom-pom shakers and will have an opportunity to receive the official Mountaineers pink T-shirt for a $10 donation.

WVU Medicine and the Cancer Institute will host a dinner for breast cancer survivors at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 22 at Lakeview Golf Resort and Spa in Morgantown. At this event, cancer survivors share their personal cancer journeys with fellow survivors and visit with cancer specialists in a nonclinical setting.

For more information: Angela Jones-Knopf, Manager of Media Relations, 304-285-7259