Local sports teams show their support during Breast Cancer Awareness month

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By Greg Waddell

Though pink isn’t a color typically associated with sports, it has been popping up in plenty of places all over Oldham County in October as local athletes have donned the color in support of breast cancer awareness month.
The OC Tigers and Oldham County Middle School baseball teams have shown their support with pink armbands to raise awareness about the disease, which claims the lives of more than 40,000 women annually.
Breast cancer remains the most common form of cancer diagnosed in women, affecting 1 in 8 at some point in their lifetimes.
More than just the physical toll, it can also take a finanicial toll on victims.
The River City Legends, a semi-pro soccer team based in the area, showed their support by hosting a charity game Oct. 6 to raise money for Kalin Taylor’s medical bills.
“With her just getting diagnosed with cancer and the family being kind of hard-off because of the economy, the game was really to help support her and the family financially with medical bills,” Legends coach Jason Harden said.
The idea to put on the game just came naturally when they heard of Taylor’s need, Harden said.
“We were talking with the guys on the team about how we wanted to be outwards focused,” Harden said. “We didn’t just want to be a team that just goes and plays soccer, we want to impact Louisville and the community in Oldham County.”
Overall, the game raised more than $400 dollars to help with Taylor’s medical bills.
Those wishing to donate can contact Harden at (502) 376-0248.


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