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A Crucial Catch Program - Fight Against Breast Cancer

May 23, 2013 05:14 PM

For the fifth year, the NFL will continue to support National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October with A Crucial Catch, a nationwide campaign to help women stay well.  A collaboration with the American Cancer Society, the initiative promotes breast cancer awareness and encourages women 40 and older to get annual mammograms to find breast cancer in the early stages, when treatment is most successful. The partnership has raised more than $4 million to date in support of the American Cancer Society’s mission to finish the fight against cancer.   

During the season, your school or youth league can choose one home football game and designate it as A Crucial Catch Game Day where players and coaching staff can wear school-provided special pink uniforms, wristbands or shoelaces and help raise funds in support of the American Cancer Society’s mission of making this breast cancer’s last century. The game can also be named in honor or in memory of someone from the school or community who has successfully fought or been lost to breast cancer. 
Local American Cancer Society staff will be available to help plan and execute your game by providing all the tips and tools that you might need to host a successful event.  Please go to to download your 2013 A Crucial Catch Toolkit and start getting ideas.   

Your commitment to joining A Crucial Catch would make a real impact in the lives of those touched by the disease.  We need your support to continue the Society’s mission to eliminate cancer as a major health problem.  Participating in A Crucial Catch is not only fun, but it also teaches players and other students valuable charitable and character-building lessons as well.  

To get involved and help us finish the fight against cancer, please contact your American Cancer Society staff partner, Beth Campbell at 248.663.3476 or


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