UM vs FSU—It’s the Pink Game!

By UM News

UM vs FSU—It’s the Pink Game!

By UM News
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center is the sponsor of Saturday’s gridiron match between the Hurricanes and the Seminoles.

Before the Miami Hurricanes take to the field on Saturday in orange and green, be on the lookout for a lot of pink. 

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and for the past three years Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, part of the University of Miami Health System, has sponsored a Miami Hurricanes football game to raise awareness and honor our patients and survivors.

More than 100 people wearing pink will be holding the flag in a special pre-game ceremony. UM’s First Lady, Dr. Felicia Knaul, a breast cancer survivor and researcher, will participate, along with Dr. Stephen Nimer, director of Sylvester. UM cheerleaders will be wearing pink uniforms.

The kickoff coin toss will be done by one of our breast cancer fighters, currently undergoing chemotherapy at Sylvester in Plantation. Frances Haddock is a patient of Dr. Carmen Calfa, breast oncologist and assistant professor of medicine. When Haddock found out she was doing the coin toss, she shrieked with joy. “That’s awesome! Oh my goodness. I feel so honored.” Haddock has been a huge 'Canes fan since she moved to Miami in 1998. Professionally, she works with athletes as a wellness and fitness specialist.

Before and after the game, stop by Sylvester’s interactive exhibit and photo booth in the Fan Zone, right outside the southeast entrance to the Hard Rock Stadium. During the game, watch for the 30-second video about Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.