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Vols honor those battling cancer with walk, pink jerseys

Vols honor those battling cancer with walk, pink jerseys

The Lady Vols soccer team traded their orange for pink on Thursday. They celebrated Breast Cancer Awareness Month with their Goal Pink game.

Fans who wore pink got into the game free.

Before the game, the team hosted a reception to honor breast cancer fighters and survivors.

Two members of the UT athletic family are also paying tribute to those battling that all too familiar disease.

The Light the Night walk on the UT campus is an annual fundraising walk honoring those battling cancer. It also raises funds for research.

Halloween photo shoot to benefit ETCH

Halloween photo shoot to benefit ETCH

Downtown photographer John Black is offering a Halloween photo shoot for kids, adults, and pets this Friday - and all procedes go to East Tennessee Children's Hospital. 

Visit the John Black Photography studio in the Daylight Building at 501 Union Avenue on October 26th from 4pm-8pm dressed to kill!  

Tailgating to fight against Alzheimer's

Tailgating to fight against Alzheimer's

Vol fans tailgated to fight against Alzheimer's and raise awareness about the disease before Tennessee took on Alabama on Saturday.

Organizers put together the "Vols Tackle Alzheimer's Tailgate" at Circle Park during the afternoon before kickoff.

At the tailgate, volunteers handed out items like cozies, stickers and key chains in exchange for suggested donations.

Organizers said their goal was to raise awareness about the disease and money to fund Alzheimer's research. 

TN meningitis deaths rise to nine

TN meningitis deaths rise to nine

The Centers for Disease Control has confirmed the fungal meningitis outbreak has killed one more person and sickened another in Tennessee.

The CDC said there are now 69 confirmed cases and a total of nine deaths in that state.

Nationwide the death toll has increased to 23, and the number of confirmed cases is 284.

The meningitis outbreak has now reached to 16 states.

Tennessee has the most confirmed number of cases than any other state.

Race for the Cure offers registration discount this weekend

Race for the Cure offers registration discount this weekend

It's been an annual tradition on the streets of Knoxville for more than a decade, and the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure is hoping East Tennesseans will turn out once again this month to help those fighting breast cancer.

For years, this race has seen tremendous growth. In 2010, they hit a record 14,000 participants. Last year, they were down to 11,600. Organizers hope that drop doesn't continue this year.

Pilot CrossKnox Race Set for October 28

Pilot CrossKnox Race Set for October 28

From the City of Knoxville

The City of Knoxville and the Knoxville Track Club will host the Sixth Annual Pilot CrossKnox 10-Miler and 4-Mile Walk at 8 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 28th. 

The race, sponsored by Pilot, is run on City greenways beginning at the Alex Haley Statue in Morningside Park in East Knoxville and finishing 10 miles later at Bearden Elementary School in West Knoxville.

Campaign hopes to educate teens about dangers of prescription drugs

Campaign hopes to educate teens about dangers of prescription drugs

State prosecutors are sending a strong message about the dangers of prescription drug abuse. The state's district attorneys introduced a new anti-drug campaign on Wednesday morning in Downtown Knoxville.

The campaign is called Deceptive Danger. It's designed to educate the public, particularly teenagers, about the dangers of prescription medication and synthetic drugs like bath salts.

The district attorneys say the campaign is an effort to fight rising drug abuse rates across the state.