CU Football Breast Cancer Awareness Game Brings Families Together

Posted by Gabrielle Fuqua on Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 8:28am.

Saturday's game against Oregon State had fans on the edge of their seat right up to the very end. While Oregon's win 36-31, wasn't the outcome Buffalo fans were hoping for, it was a nail biter! Boulder didn't disappoint with a vibrant blue sky day. It reminded how fortunate we are to have a home in Boulder. It that has so much to offer its residents including football, sunshine and 70 degree temps in October.

For me, a CU alum, it was a very special game. While we've made our home in Boulder for over 20 years, it was my son's first college football game. He loved it almost as much I loved taking him. It brought up an important subject, not just football, breast cancer. The players wore pink shoe laces and pink accessories to raise awareness about breast cancer research. My son is seven and his favorite questions (still) is why. Why are they wearing pink? Why do people get cancer? Why can't we fix cancer? Wow. I don't have all the answers son, but keep asking the questions.

He also asked questions I can answer. What's the difference between a field goal and an extra point? I remember my dad explaining the game to me at his age.  He was pretty impressed with my football knowledge. Thanks Dad! My son has black and gold in his veins. Like a true Buff fan he pointed out a buffalo could take a beaver in a real world fight any day. I'm looking forward to next week's game against the Trojans. We'll be watching together from our home in Boulder. Go Buffs! Win one for Oliver.

1 Response to "CU Football Breast Cancer Awareness Game Brings Families Together"

Nate Burger wrote: This really was beautiful out! It sounds like you guys had a great day together... thanks for sharing this and all of these awesome photos.

Posted on Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 10:12am.

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