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Revs to go pink in home finale

Posted by David D'Onofrio  October 19, 2012 03:29 AM

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The Patriots won't be the only home team wearing pink this weekend at Gillette Stadium, where the Revolution will close out their Foxboro slate by marking breast cancer awareness month with a celebration of survivors and a fundraising drive at their Saturday night match against the Chicago Fire.

Like their football co-tenants will do the next day, the Revolution will bring the message right to the turf with a variety of colorful accents. The game ball itself will be pink, as will the jerseys worn by the Revolution goalkeepers, and the ribbon patches stitched into the other players' jerseys. Some players will wear pink armbands, pink shoelaces, or pink cleats, the referees will blow pink whistles, and the coaches and broadcasters will wear pink scarves. There will be even be pink field boards.

Before the game there'll be a presentation of survivors, while the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer operation will be on site to accept donations. The team will also be selling commemorative breast cancer awareness items, with a portion of proceeds going to the cause, and game-worn jerseys from the night will subsequently put up for bid in an auction that runs through the end of the month.

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