With October being National Breast Cancer Awareness Month a lot of sporting events, teams, athletes have added the color pink to their apparel and equipment in support of a disease that effects one out of every eight woman.
You can now add the Maximum Fighting Championship to the list of those who have jumped in head first to raise money and awareness against Breast Cancer.
The Power of Pink initiative will coincide with their next event scheduled for Friday October 26th. MFC 35 will emanate from the Mayfield Conference Center in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Here is the official MFC press release:
“Unfortunately, cancer has touched someone in everybody’s family, and breast cancer is especially heartbreaking yet the fight of those ladies battling this disease is truly inspiring,” said Mark Pavelich, Owner/President of the Maximum Fighting Championship.
“The MFC would like to show its support in whatever way we can and showcasing pink on fight night is just a small measure of our sentiment.”
The MFC will wrap two of the ring ropes in pink tape as opposed to the usual white, a new MFC logo with pink ribbon (pictured above) will be on the ring mat, and fighters will sport pink tape on their gloves. MFC staff will also be wearing pink accessories such as neckties during fight night.
“To help make an even bigger statement, we’re encouraging our fighters to wear pink during their walkout to the ring and to put the pink ribbon on their sponsorship banner,” added Pavelich. “More pink means more support and awareness, and hopefully, one day a cure.”
MFC 35: Explosive Encounter will air live on AXS TV Fights throughout the United States on Friday, Oct. 26 beginning at 10 p.m. ET/8 p.m. MT/7 p.m. PT (check local listings for channel designation). The main card will then air on tape-delay on TSN 2 throughout Canada.
Love him or hate him, Pavelich is making a positive impact and will bring a lot of much needed attention to Breast Cancer awareness. Whether the disease has effected you personally or not, there is a good chance someone you love has been stricken with Breast Cancer.
You can listen to Pavelich discuss MFC 35 and the Power of Pink initiative this Sunday when he joins hosts Bryan Levick and Mitch Ciccarelli on BJPenn.Com Radio.Tags: BJPenn.Com Radio, BJPennDotCom Radio, Mark Pavelich, Maximum Fighting Championships, MFC 35