Vols honor those battling cancer with walk, pink jerseys

10:33 PM, Oct 25, 2012   |    comments
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The Lady Vols soccer team traded their orange for pink on Thursday. They celebrated Breast Cancer Awareness Month with their Goal Pink game.

Fans who wore pink got into the game free.

Before the game, the team hosted a reception to honor breast cancer fighters and survivors.

Two members of the UT athletic family are also paying tribute to those battling that all too familiar disease.

The Light the Night walk on the UT campus is an annual fundraising walk honoring those battling cancer. It also raises funds for research.

UT Director of Broadcasting Bob Kesling and Head Basketball Coach Cuonzo Martin are this year's co-chairs, but importantly they're both cancer survivors.

"The money we raise tonight is going to help research and help people figure out what they need to do in case they get diagnosed with this disease. You know, your world gets kind of turned around when they tell you you have the c-word," said Kesling.

"It's a fun night, it's an emotional night, it's a tough night for some families, but it's also a night to rejoice and be thankful. So that's why we walk," said Martin.

Coach Martin is a survivor of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Kesling is a survivor of T-cell Lymphoma.

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