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Oregon Ducks to go Pink in game against Washington State

The Oregon team will sport neon pink gear Saturday in support of breast cancer awareness month.
Posted By Veronica Linares Contact the Author   |   Oct. 17, 2013 at 3:37 PM
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(UPI) -- The Oregon Ducks will be wearing highlighter pink helmets on Saturday's game against Washington State.

The Ducks' Nike-sponsored pink uniforms are meant to support breast cancer awareness month. The apparel company operated by Oregon alumnus Phil Knight revealed the players would don neon pink helmets with a forest green "O" logo as well as pink gloves, cleats and socks.

At least 25 helmets will be auctioned off including a set autographed by Dan Fouts, Ahmad Rashad, Joey Harrington and Knight.

Proceeds from the sales will go to the Kay Yow Cancer Fund.

"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," Oregon coach Mark Helfrich said in a statement. "It is an honor to join coach Yow's team in a fight that unites us all."

News of Nike's support of the Kay Yow Cancer Fund comes a day after it was revealed that less than 10 percent of the profit from pink NFL merchandise goes toward cancer research.

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