September is GHSA Cancer Awareness Month

The Georgia High School Association is designating the month of September as it’s official fall sports “Cancer Awareness Month” to advance the awareness of and help fight several types of this dreaded disease.

In observance of Breast Cancer awareness, the GHSA will allow member schools to wear “Pink” uniforms and/or pink socks, wristbands, etc., at their HOME events during the week of September 4-9, 2017 for all fall sports (football, cheerleading, cross country, softball and volleyball). There will be additional weeks designated as “Pink Weeks” for winter and spring sports.

September 11-16 will be the third annual GHSA “Gold Week” to help raise the awareness of Childhood Cancer.  The GHSA is proud to partner with Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research to encourage Georgia high schools to “Go Gold” during this week. Again, this is for all fall sports.

Football teams can wear gold jerseys, socks and wristbands at home games, while cross country, volleyball and softball teams can wear matching gold headbands and wristbands at home events. To learn about even more ways to get involved, view the Rally media release by clicking here or visit

And, finally, September 18-23 will be the fourth annual “Blue Week” in the sport of Football only to help fight Prostate Cancer. Special blue decals and blue wristbands can be worn this week, and the officials will have blue penalty flags to throw. Also the host school can stencil blue ribbons on the playing field for this special contest.

If a school does NOT have a home contest during one of the designated cancer awareness weeks, that school may request to wear or display the special cancer-awareness colors at a home contest during another week in September. Schools should contact the appropriate GHSA sports coordinator with this request.


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