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A Knox County football team decided to throw their support behind breast cancer awareness at their game Thursday.

Webb's middle school football team played Maryville Middle in their annual Fight for the Hammer game.

Webb players and cheerleaders decided to wear pink socks, just like NFL players do in October. Since breast cancer affects one in eight women in the US, the goal was to bring awareness to kids and parents.

Football mom and breast surgeon Dr. Caren Gallaher says it's never too early to learn about and prevent breast cancer.

"Since it really affects so many of us and we're working so hard to find a way not only to treat breast cancer but to keep it from ever happening that it's really important to raise awareness and make kids aware of it so that in their lifetime they can do the appropriate things to make things better for them and their families," she explained.

This year marks the 100th anniversary for the American Cancer Society.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer will be sponsoring a walk on October 6th in World's Fair Park.

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