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Rival football teams fight together for breast cancer awareness

In Waldo County, Maine, the football game between Belfast and Mount View high schools is an event that community members look forward to for both bragging rights and the important message of spreading breast cancer awareness through their annual fundraiser, the Republican Journal reports.

With both teams wearing pink socks and wristbands, their coaches wearing pink shirts and even the cheerleaders showing their support wearing "Fight Like Girls" t-shirts, the event was a success from the get-go.

The tight game ended in a Belfast 20-14 win from a forth quarter touchdown, while the event raised more than $1,000 for breast cancer research, making it a win-win for both teams.

"There's a true underlying cause for [this game] and to be able to help out the Susan G.Komen Foundation is just unbelievable, Belfast coach Chris Bartlett told the news outlet. "There's a rivalry between the two schools, but when push comes to shove, everyone can come together for a good cause. Hopefully it's a tradition that not only continues, but gets stronger and stronger as we go along."

As 2.5 million breast cancer survivors won their battles in 2010, finding new treatments and cures will likely up these statistics in the future, according to BreastCancer.org.
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