Saturday's game against Michigan State will feature special helmets worn by the Boilers:
Check out this week's neon yellow @BoilerFootball helmet in honor of cancer survivors and research @PUCancerCenter! pic.twitter.com/XjyZrdcOpT— Purdue Athletics (@PurdueSports) October 7, 2014
This is part of the Hammer Down Cancer game, and the pre-game tunnel will feature either cancer survivors or people currently battling cancer.
This is a special cause here at the blog. My mother is a 26 year survivor of cancer. There is a family very close to my own that has a 14-year-old girl battling brain cancer. Because of that, I ascribe to the Ronnie James Dio school when it comes to cancer (i.e., F*** Cancer, hard). It is an evil bitch of a disease and anything that can be done to eradicate its existence from the face of the earth is good to me.
Here is more on the purpose of this week:
Move cancer research forward. Purdue University is proud to Hammer Down Cancer in the fight against the disease. Purdue’s Hammer Down Cancer campaign, in partnership with the Purdue University Center for Cancer Research, is focused on discovering how cancers develop, progress and respond to treatment. Then, we can make advancements in medicines, detection and diagnostic methods — and develop more effective treatments and highly efficient drugs.
Throughout the week of Oct. 6, 2014, Purdue University will feature a luncheon, giveback events, student activities and the Hammer Down Cancer Game on October 11 vs. Michigan State — all to help raise awareness for this important campaign. For this Hammer Down Cancer game, fans are asked to wear cancer-supporting shirts to help those battling the disease and honor those who have survived. The Purdue football team will display its support for cancer research.