Basketball Teams Hosting Purple Games for Pancreatic Cancer Awareness

Basketball Teams Hosting Purple Games for Pancreatic Cancer Awareness

OWINGS MILLS, Md. – The Stevenson University men's and women's basketball teams will be going purple for their season-opening doubleheader Saturday in support of pancreatic cancer awareness and National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness month.  The Mustang women tip off at Owings Mills Gymnasium against Washington and Lee at 1 pm Saturday, while the men are slated for a 3 pm tip against Scranton.

Both teams will be wearing purple warm-up shirts for Saturday's doubleheader, while funds will be collected to support the fight against pancreatic cancer.

Did you know:

  • Pancreatic cancer is the 3rd leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States surpassing breast cancer. It is expected to become the 2nd by 2020, surpassing colon cancer.
  • Every day, more than 1,250 people worldwide will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. In nearly every country, pancreatic cancer is the only major cancer with a single-digit five-year survival rate of 9%.
  • While death rates decline for other cancers, they are increasing for pancreatic cancer. Survival rates have not improved substantially for the past 40 years.

For more information on National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, visit http://pancreatic.org/november/