Each year, teams at the University of Alabama support breast cancer awareness with their “Think Pink” campaign, and the gymnastics team is the most successful when it comes to raising money and awareness for this wonderful cause. Today, the Alabama gymnastics team will once again hold their annual “Power of Pink Meet” at Coleman Coliseum.
Fans will be encouraged to wear their pink in support. The front of Coleman Coliseum will also be illuminated in a beautiful pink hue. The pink-themed meet (along with the support of Tuscaloosa Toyota) has raised over one million dollars.
Each year, Sarah Patterson recognizes multiple women that are battling or have battled breast cancer, some of whom have won their battle and others that unfortunately have not. Last year, I had the honor of attending the Power of Pink Meet when Angel Pittman Burnett was honored. Angel lost her fight with breast cancer in 2009 and was an amazing person who left behind three wonderful children. Unfortunately, she isn’t the only one. There are many women that can benefit from money and awareness raised.
There are also inspiring stories of survival to be shared and some of them will also be noted at this Friday’s meet. If you attend the meet, wear your pink to show support. If not, wear pink anyway so we can all band together in support and one day hopefully put an end to this horrible disease.
The Tide will be facing off with the Arkansas Razorbacks beginning at 7:30pm.