Montgomery Football Teams "Pink Out" for Breast Cancer Research


By Ellis Eskew

Fired up and ready to go...

both Carver and Lanier high school football teams came out to battle Thursday evening.

But when it comes to battling breast cancer.... they are on the same team.

Players and fans showed their support for breast cancer research by wearing pink.

"It started 4 years ago. My grandmother died of breast cancer. She died in October 2009 and it's fitting for me to support breast cancer now in 2012. I do it in memory of her," said football official Keante Harris.

In fact, every person we talked to at the game said they have had a family member with breast cancer.

"My aunt she had breast cancer, but she beat it. I just wanted to wear pink basically I've been wearing pink almost everyday. Just something nice to do to show your support," said Lanier fan Jordan Haryn.

The Carver cheerleaders have been selliing t-shirts all month and at halftime they presented a check to "Sistas Can Survive Coalition."

"It's a big honor. I lost my aunt this past year with breast cancer. So it means a lot to me to be able to give back to the foundation for research," said Cheer sponsor Ebony Heard.