In a collaboration between the Georgia Prostate Cancer Coalition and the Georgia High School Association, the week of September 26 has been named “Blue Week” in an effort to bring prostate cancer awareness to the forefront in Georgia.
Bill Buckley, the director of the Georgia Prostate Cancer Coalition, states that each high school will support the GPCC at their football games on Friday night. Each player will have a blue ribbon decal on their helmet and will wear a blue wristband.
But it won’t be just the players getting involved, the referees will be using blue penalty flags, there will be blue ribbons stenciled on the fields, all jumbo screens will display the blue ribbon throughout the games and their will be informative announcements made about prostate cancer.
Together through “Blue Week,” the GPCC and the GHSA hope to make the people of Georgia more aware of what exactly prostate cancer is and how it can affect you.
Both organizations plan on making this a yearly tradition. “This will be an annual event in the month of September for all high schools in the State of Georgia,” says Buckley. ”GPCC feels this is a great way to bring awareness to prostate cancer to the men and women of our State.”