As breast cancer claims the lives of tens of thousands of women each year, it can certainly hit close to home. After one of the player's grandmother's died from breast cancer this year, the Siouxland Swing Rugby Team is looking to raise money toward finding a cure, making Pink Ribbon
According to the Sioux City Journal, the rugby team will be holding its Rucking for a Reason Breast Cancer Game this Saturday in an effort to raise awareness and funds for the disease. The news provider reports that the players will even be wearing pink jerseys in an effort to commemorate the event.
In addition to one player's grandmother, other team members have had the disease hit close to home, making it an importance cause.
"I have close friends who have been touched by breast cancer and the team thought a Rugby match was a great way to help fight breast cancer and support the June E. Nylen Cancer Center," Pete Dezeeuw, rugby player and event organizer, told the area's local ABC affiliate, KCAU.