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Middle school team wears pink

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -

By Sherea Harris

BIRMINGHAM, AL  - The Ossie Ware Mitchell Tigers were playing for a victory Wednesday night against Hudson Middle School. Win or lose, their efforts on the field came with a much deeper purpose.

The Tiger football players all wore pink arm bands in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Football player Desmond Houston said, "It shows a symbol of respect to the ones who survived breast cancer."

"It just touched me because these are middle school guys," said Dianne Garrison who attended the game. "Who would of ever thought they would do it. It's wonderful."

The Ossie Ware Mitchell Middle School family has dealt with a tragedy because of breast cancer. A staff member's daughter died from the disease.

There is also a teacher at the school who is a survivor.

"We have on the pink ribbons," said Aleica Davis, a cheerleader. The cheerleaders also gave pink ribbons to fans in the bleachers.

October is a special month for people affected by breast cancer and this was the school's way of remembering those who died, celebrating the survivors, and supporting those battling the disease.

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