More than 230,000 Americans will learn they have breast cancer this year alone, and whether it’s a mother, aunt, neighbor or friend, almost everyone has had someone in their life affected by breast cancer. That’s why every year, Mercyhurst University and Gannon University set aside our fierce rivalry and join together to present the Rivals Linked by Pink 5K Run/Walk. Mercyhurst University is proud to host this year’s race, which will begin and end at the Mercyhurst Athletic Center on April 11. All proceeds will benefit Linked by Pink, a local organization dedicated to increasing awareness of breast cancer, especially in younger women, while raising funds for local patients and their families. Organized by Mercyhurst’s Sports Medicine Student Association and Gannon’s Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, this is a great opportunity to unite two rivals “linked by pink” in service of a great cause!