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Pitt Volleyball Hosts Dig Pink Match Saturday vs. Virginia

The Panthers will celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month during Saturday's match vs. Virginia.

The Panthers will celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month during Saturday's match vs. Virginia.

Oct. 3, 2013

Weekend Preview | National Breast Cancer Foundation

PITTSBURGH -- Pitt volleyball will hold its annual Dig Pink match on Saturday when it continues its ACC run against Virginia at 7 p.m. at Fitzgerald Field House. The weekend also includes Country Night with contests for students on Friday night as the Panthers take on Virginia Tech.

Fans are encouraged to wear pink to help the team support the fight against breast cancer when Pitt hosts Virginia on Saturday night. In addition to wearing pink warmups and gear, the Panthers will also donate $1 per Pitt dig to breast cancer awareness and research.

Fans in attendance will also be eligible for pink prizes and giveaways during the match as Pitt celebrates Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The most commonly diagnosed cancer in women, breast cancer will afflict one in eight women during their lifetime. It is estimated that more than 222,000 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer, the second leading cause of death among women. However, when detected early, the five-year survival rate is 98 percent.

One night earlier during the Friday night bout with Virginia Tech, Pitt will host Country Night. Featuring country-themed events, the evening will include contests and prizes for students. Additionally the match can be seen live online on ESPN3.

Both weekend matches are slated for 7 p.m. at Fitzgerald Field House. Tickets are $5 for adults. Student admission is free with a valid Pitt ID.

Pitt enters the weekend at 10-5 overall and 2-0 in the ACC.