By Michele Sequeira

Lobos Love Pink!

UNM Athletics and UNM Cancer Center sponsor football game to celebrate all women battling breast cancer

Update: The Lobos Love Pink game will now take place on Saturday, Nov. 23, at 12 noon, not on Nov. 9 as reported below.

To celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month, The University of New Mexico Lobos and UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center are sponsoring the Lobos Love Pink Football game on Saturday, Nov. 9, at 12 pm. The Lobos will face the Air Force Falcons in Dreamstyle Stadium. A ceremony during a game break will honor those who continue to fight breast cancer, celebrate survivors, and remember those who have lost their battle.

About one in eight women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer during her lifetime, but according to Ursa Brown-Glaberman, MD, "most patients are cured of their disease. The key is to find the disease early when it is still curable."

Brown-Glaberman is a breast cancer specialist at the UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center and co-leads the Breast team. Breast team member, Bernard Tawfik, MD, will represent the faculty of the UNM Cancer Center at the football game. The UNM Cancer Center will host an invitation-only pre-game reception for breast cancer survivors and their families.

"We appreciate the UNM Lobo Football organization for their support of our patients and all those who fight breast cancer," says Cheryl Willman, MD, Director and CEO of the UNM Cancer Center. "Lobos Love Pink games help us to raise awareness for screening, and screening helps us to save lives."


The University of New Mexico Lobos will kick off against the Air Force Falcons on Saturday, Nov. 9, at 12 pm in Dreamstyle Stadium, 1414 University Blvd SE, Albuquerque. To purchase tickets in advance, call the Lobo Ticket Office at 505-925-LOBO or visit Wear pink to the game and purchase a ticket for just $9!

Categories: Comprehensive Cancer Center