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9/20/2019 12:00:00 AM EASTERN
Updated: 9/20/2019 11:12:10 AM EASTERN
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UPMC Partners with Regional Athletics Programs for Pink Outs

Each year in the United States, more than 245,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,000 women die from the disease. UPMC Susquehanna is partnering with regional high school and college athletics programs to help raise breast cancer awareness by painting the fields and courts pink during special Pink Out games. Athletes, coaches, and cheerleaders will don pink socks, T-shirts, shoelaces and more, and pink giveaways including pom-poms, mini footballs, and foam fingers will be available for fans.

“Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers affecting women and it’s important to be diligent about breast health,” says Susan Branton, MD, FACS, medical director, Kathryn Candor Lundy Breast Health Center, UPMC Susquehanna. “Partnering with our regional athletics programs to host the Pink Out games is a visual way to remind everyone in our communities of the importance of being informed and taking action to fight breast cancer.”

Pink Out Game Schedule (All are football games unless otherwise noted.)

  • Canton (Fri., Oct. 4)
  • South Williamsport (Fri., Oct. 4)
  • Lock Haven University (Sat., Oct. 5)
  • Loyalsock Township (Fri., Oct. 11)
  • Northern-Tioga (Fri., Oct. 11)
  • Wellsboro Area (Fri., Oct. 11)
  • Williamsport Area (Fri., Oct. 11)
  • Coudersport (Sat., Oct. 12)
  • Bradford Area (Fri., Oct. 18)
  • Bucktail (Fri., Oct. 18)
  • Port Allegany and Cameron County (Fri., Oct. 18)
  • Central Mountain (Fri., Oct. 18)
  • Hughesville (Fri., Oct. 18)
  • Montgomery (Fri., Oct. 18)
  • Montoursville Area (Fri., Oct. 18)
  • Muncy (Fri., Oct. 18)
  • Warrior Run (Fri., Oct. 18)
  • Jersey Shore (Fri., Oct. 25)
  • Otto-Eldred (Fri., Oct. 25)
  • Lycoming College (Sat., Oct. 26)
  • Mansfield University (Sat., Oct. 26)
  • Pennsylvania College of Technology (Sat., Oct. 26 – Volleyball)

Attending one of the games? Help UPMC Susquehanna raise awareness by sharing your pink out photos with the hashtag #UPMCPinkOut and use the UPMC Pink Out Snapchat filter.

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A $20 billion health care provider and insurer, Pittsburgh-based UPMC is inventing new models of patient-centered, cost-effective, accountable care. The largest nongovernmental employer in Pennsylvania, UPMC integrates 87,000 employees, 40 hospitals, 700 doctors’ offices and outpatient sites, and a more than 3.5 million-member Insurance Services Division, the largest medical insurer in western Pennsylvania. In the most recent fiscal year, UPMC contributed $1.2 billion in benefits to its communities, including more care to the region’s most vulnerable citizens than any other health care institution, and paid $587 million in federal, state, and local taxes. Working in close collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences, UPMC shares its clinical, managerial, and technological skills worldwide through its innovation and commercialization arm, UPMC Enterprises, and through UPMC International. UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside is ranked #1 in Pennsylvania and #15 in the nation, and is one of only nine hospitals ranked in the nation’s top 20 of America’s Best Hospitals for 10 years in a row by U.S. News & World Report. UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh is ranked in the nation’s top 10 of America’s Best Children’s Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. For more information, go to UPMC.com.