Oregon’s uniforms are frequently a topic of discussion — the Ducks are cutting edge and, as a Nike flagship school, are never lacking in optionality — but the new look that will debut on Oct. 22 against UCLA will have a little more weight behind it.

The Ducks will wear a new ‘Stomp Out Cancer’ uniform in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month (all throughout October). It’ll be a special moment for coach Dan Lanning.

“I love the way we’re partnered with Nike and the things that they can develop for us and our team, but obviously this one has a special place for me, from a cancer standpoint,” Lanning said this week. “My wife is a cancer survivor. And I think it’s really special when you have a stage and you can do it for a special cause.”

According to the Ducks, helmets from the upcoming game against UCLA will be auctioned off with proceeds from those sales will support breast cancer research at the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute.

When Lanning was an assistant at Memphis, his wife, Sauphia, was diagnosed with cancer.

According to The Memphis Commercial Appeal, doctors first discovered a tumor about the size of a golf ball in Sauphia Lanning’s leg in 2016. She was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a rare and aggressive form of bone cancer that affects fewer than 20,000 people in the United States per year. Lanning missed meetings and practices as needed to be with his family.

This year will mark five years cancer-free for Sauphia. Her diagnosis and subsequent battle revealed to Lanning his ‘why’ in the profession.

“Now, I want to be a guy that helps people,” he said prior to the season. “We are not here just to have championship football players, we are here to create championship fathers, championship husbands. How do you do that? You model it every day. I want our guys to be able to look at our coaches and say, ‘Wow, that’s a real man.’ And I want them to know what it means to be a real man.”

The Ducks and Bruins play at 12:30 p.m. PT on either FOX or FS1.