NFL’s “Crucial Catch” National Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign


The NFL and The NFL Players Association have teamed up to run this years National Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign during the month of October.

For all of the bad press that the NFL and the Players Association get they do make valiant efforts to put their fame and influence to good use.  I received an email from which I’m sure alot of you are already on that email list.  I don’t think that I can put into better words than Roger Goodell did so for those of you who are not on that mailing list here is what he had to say.

"To NFL Fans:On behalf of the National Football League, please join us in supporting the NFL’s “A Crucial Catch” campaign in October for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This is the third season in which NFL teams, coaches, officials and players will wear pink in recognition of the fight against breast cancer.Just about everyone knows someone who has been affected by breast cancer. That is why the NFL is proud to join thousands of others committed to fighting this terrible disease.Throughout October, all NFL teams will celebrate survivors, visit patients at hospitals and turn their stadiums pink to show our enduring support. Alongside our partners at the American Cancer Society, we will emphasize the importance of prevention by encouraging all women over the age of 40 to get a yearly mammogram. We know that annual screenings can, and do, save lives.Thanks to the passion of NFL fans, we have the collective strength as a league to connect with millions of people and make a positive difference. Please support the American Cancer Society’s programs to help people stay well, get well, and find a cure. We can fight back against a disease that has taken far too much from too many for too long.There are several ways you can participate in “A Crucial Catch.” Visit for the resources and tools you can use to get involved.An annual screening saves lives. Let’s spread the word.Roger Goodell"

I have had a family member die of breast cancer and I can say that seeing this really strikes a chord with me.  If you have time I would recommend checking out the NFL’s site and really jumping on board with this.

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