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Purdue Men's Basketball brings awareness to breast cancer

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LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — It was a big night for the Purdue Men's Basketball team. The team got together with head Coach Matt Painter to give back to the community they know and love.

Head Men's Basketball Coach Matt Painter and his team got together to put on a fundraiser for breast cancer.

Painter and his wife Sherry partnered with the owner of 'All Fired Up' to hold this fundraising event.

The event helped benefit the American Cancer Society while supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Tonight's event was called 'Painter Paints Pink Pottery Party with Purdue Players.'

Painter said events like these are important for his team.

Painter told Sports 18 when you can get people together to bring awareness to something that affects many people, and have fun doing so, it's an opportunity that you can't pass up.

His wife Sherry said this event will not only raise money for the American Cancer Society, but it also may help people realize they should get screened.

Sherry said, "This event really means a lot to me because, at the end of the day, the Cancer Society really helps those that survived it and those patients that are sitting in the mix of getting new diagnoses. So, our goal is to promote breast cancer awareness this month to be on the preventative side. We would like to see more people go out there to get more professional screening."

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