BREAST CANCER AWARENESS
Showing Your Support
How Do You Show Your Support?
October is a very big month. Football season begins, the weather starts changing, and we recognize those who have survived and died from Breast Cancer. And we take this month to be aware of this disease. In this past year, 231,840 women were diagnosed with breast cancer, and 40,290 died from breast cancer.
The NFL, its clubs, players, the NFL Players Association, and the American Cancer Society are committed to saving lives from breast cancer and addressing the unequal burden of cancer in under served communities.
A Crucial Catch is a campaign ran by the NFL in partnership with the American Cancer Society. Their focus is to have players, coaches, and referees wear pink apparel as well as pink ribbons painted onto the fields throughout the month of October to help raise awareness for breast cancer. Afterwards, all the pink apparel and merchandise worn by players and coaches will be auctioned off at the NFL Auction giving all proceeds to The American Cancer Society and Breast Cancer research.
NFL Referees wear pink wristbands.
Washington Redskins Quarterback RG3 wears pink sleeve and towel.
NFL field goal posts have pink ribbon padding around them.