RICHMOND, Va. - Cancer is a horrible disease that has affected everyone in some fashion. That's why VCU Athletics has teamed with the Massey Cancer Center and VCU Medical Center to help promote Prostate and Breast Cancer awareness.

"I think it is really cool that our coaches got behind this with such enthusiasm," said Norwood Teague, VCU's Director of Athletics   "We have such a great relationship with the Medical Center and Massey Cancer Center that the more we can do to promote cancer awareness the better."

At selected games this fall and winter, fans will receive the Official Pink Out or Blue Out t-shirts that players from the respective teams will be wearing during warm-ups. In a cross-promotional effort, all the women's teams will be wearing blue to promote Prostate Cancer Awareness, while the men's teams will be wearing pink to promote Breast Cancer Awareness.

"For our men's teams to be highlighting breast cancer awareness and or women's teams to be highlighting prostate cancer makes it even more special to me," Teague commented. "All of us know someone in our life that has been affected by cancer, the least we can do is bring awareness to what Massey is doing to fight prostate and breast cancer."

The Rams promoted Prostate Cancer awareness at the VCU Women's Soccer games versus Northeastern on Friday, Sept 24th and versus Delaware on Friday, October 15th. Also the VCU Field Hockey team promoted Prostate Cancer awareness on Friday, October 8th when they beat James Madison in overtime. Also during October, both VCU Men's Soccer and VCU Volleyball teamed up with the VCU Massey Cancer Center to promote breast cancer awareness.