October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month,Â an annual campaign organized by breast cancer charities every year to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure. The campaign also offers information and support to those affected by breast cancer and it also provides a platform for breast cancer charities to raise awareness for bot their work and the disease.
The NFL will support National Breast Cancer Awareness Month with their fourth annual breast cancer screening initiative and fundraising campaign. Their campaign, “A Crucial Catch,” works directly with the American Cancer Society. The campaign focuses on the importance of annual screenings, especially for women who are 40 and older. Throughout October, NFL games will feature players, coaches and referees wearing pink game apparel to help raise awareness. These items are then set up to be auctioned off after the game at NFL Auction, with proceeds benefiting the American Cancer Society’s Community Health Advocates National Grants for Empowerment (CHANGE) program. The CHANGE program provides outreach and breast cancer screenings to women in underserved communities. The NFL has set up a fantastic page highlighting breast cancer awareness here. I urge you to visit and help support the cause by making a donation to the American Cancer Society. The site also features tool kits to educate and advocate breast cancer awareness to schools and youth teams and the opportunity to sign up to have the American Cancer Society send you an email reminder about your yearly mammogram.
You can also show your support this month with new NFL Breast Cancer Awareness gear.
Our Top 5 Fan Favorites include:
1. Breast Cancer Awareness Fashion Jersey
2. 9Forty Breast Cancer Awareness Sideline Hat
3. Breast Cancer Awareness Hoodie Purse
4. Nike Breast Cancer Awareness Attitude T-Shirt
5. Nike Breast Cancer Awareness Team Wordmark T-Shirt
Please help raise awareness for a great cause while supporting your favorite team this season!