STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA/MSU Athletics) – “No One Fights Alone” has been a mantra for Mississippi State softball as one of its own battles ovarian cancer. The program will now honor others battling the disease during its midweek contests all season long with its “No One Fights Alone” campaign.
Every midweek game, beginning this Thursday, Feb. 15 against UT Martin, Mississippi State softball will wear special teal uniforms to bring awareness and honor those battling ovarian cancer. The Bulldogs also encourage fans to show their support by wearing teal to each midweek game.
The message hits close to home for the Bulldogs as freshman outfielder Alex Wilcox was diagnosed with ovarian cancer during her junior year of high school. The team has rallied around her wearing teal every Wednesday since the fall semester and by flying a “No One Fights Alone” teal flag at Nusz Park.
In additional to the uniforms, the Bulldogs will honor others locally and regionally that are battling ovarian cancer by recording special messages of encouragement that will be sent to patients over the state and will be shared during MSU’s six home midweek contests.
MSU softball has designed special game programs for these selected contests that will allow fans to write down the name of a loved one that is currently battling cancer on the front cover. During the fourth inning, fans will be asked to join the team in a moment of silence and hold up their program guides to show their support to those they fight alongside and show that no one fights alone.