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Sky Blue to "Go Pink" Against Houston Dash

New Jersey's team will wear pink jerseys to encourage annual mammography to detect breast cancer. Fans can join in, too.

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Sky Blue Goes The Sky Blue FC will go bright pink Sunday afternoon – all in the name of stressing the importance of mammography in early detection of breast cancer – and hope that its fans will, too

In support of its sponsor Meridian Health’s Paint the Town Pink campaign, Sky Blue FC players will wear custom pink jerseys and encourage their fans to join them by sporting pink at the 3 p.m. match against the Houston Dash at Rutgers University’s Yurcak Field.

"We’re all very excited to support this wonderful community event again this year," said Sky Blue FC President and General Manager Tony Novo. "By going pink at the game, we hope to further Paint the Town Pink’s mission to raise awareness for the importance of annual mammography."

Paint the Town Pink is a community-wide effort presented by Meridian Health that has expanded across three counties and 41 towns over the past eight years.  Because early detection is a woman’s best defense against breast cancer our goal is to encourage women in our community, aged 40 and older, to have their annual mammogram.  This year, nearly 1,100 businesses and community partners have Pinked It Forward in unique and creative ways—including town events, pink promotions, and very pink window displays—to remind women in our community to get this important preventative care.

"This partnership allows Meridian Health to educate girls about the importance of taking care of themselves beginning at a young age, which can transition into adulthood," said Denise Johnson Miller, M.D., director of Breast Surgery at Jersey Shore University Medical Center and part of Meridian Cancer Care.  "It is wonderful to see the Sky Blue players support the mission of Paint the Town Pink, truly encouraging women of all ages to put their health at the top of their to do list."

To purchase tickets to this game, visit tickets.skybluefc.com or call 888-723-2849. All fans can receive a $5 discount for this game, by entering discount code pink15.  If you would like to learn more about Paint the Town Pink, visit PaintTheTownPink.com.