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Atlanta Falcons cheerleaders wear pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month while performing before a game between the Atlanta Falcons and Jets at the Georgia Dome. (Oct. 7, 2013)

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in sports

Numerous events in the sports world have recognized October as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month by adding pink items to their athletic gear.

An Oakland Raiders fan holds up a pink
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An Oakland Raiders fan holds up a pink bra during a game against the Chargers to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month. (Oct. 6, 2013)

A player wears pink shoes during a game
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A player wears pink shoes during a game between the Patriots and Bengals to honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month. (Oct. 6, 2013)

Bellator MMA used these pink-colored gloves instead of
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Bellator MMA used these pink-colored gloves instead of their usual black-and-red gloves at an event in October to help raise awareness and funds to find a cure for breast cancer.

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Players donned pink gloves and used pink towels
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Players donned pink gloves and used pink towels to honor Breast Cancer Awareness month during a game between the Jets and the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome. (Oct. 7, 2013)

In this photo provided by Charlotte Motor Speedway,
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In this photo provided by Charlotte Motor Speedway, NASCAR drivers Brian Vickers, left, and Matt Kenseth, right, paint pit wall pink at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C. to kick off National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. More than 100 breast cancer survivors and supporters came to paint pit wall and the start/finish line at the track. (Oct. 1, 2013)

Megan Johnson hands out pink and white-checkered flags
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Megan Johnson hands out pink and white-checkered flags at Charlotte Motor Speedway. NASCAR drivers Matt Kenseth, Brian Vickers and Elliott Sadler kicked off National Breast Cancer Awareness Month at Charlotte Motor Speedway with breast cancer survivors from across North and South Carolina and as far away as Ohio. (Oct. 1, 2013)

NASCAR drivers Matt Kenseth, Brian Vickers and Elliott
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NASCAR drivers Matt Kenseth, Brian Vickers and Elliott Sadler kicked off National Breast Cancer Awareness Month at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Joining the drivers were breast cancer survivors from across North and South Carolina and as far away as Ohio. The drivers and survivors used more than 80 gallons of paint, provided by PPG Porter and Glidden Paints, to turn the normally yellow pit road wall pink. (Oct. 1, 2013)

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Danica Patrick drives
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NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Danica Patrick drives down pit row during tire testing at Kansas Speedway. Patrick drove a pink car in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. (Oct. 3, 2013)

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Atlanta Falcons cheerleaders wear pink in honor of
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Atlanta Falcons cheerleaders wear pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month while performing before a game between the Atlanta Falcons and Jets at the Georgia Dome. (Oct. 7, 2013)

A Miami Hurricanes cheerleader celebrates with pom poms
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A Miami Hurricanes cheerleader celebrates with pom poms that are colored pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. (Oct. 5, 2013)

Head linesman Phil McKinnely carries a pink penalty
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Head linesman Phil McKinnely carries a pink penalty flag used during Breast Cancer Awareness Month during a game between the Raiders and Chargers. (Oct. 6, 2013)

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