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The NFL and the American Cancer Society are continuing to expand their efforts to support the fight against cancer through the "Crucial Catch: Intercept Cancer" campaign. After nearly a decade of supporting breast cancer, the NFL and ACS have evolved the campaign to address early detection and risk reduction efforts for all cancers to increase their impact.
Crucial Catch Programs
Crucial Catch: Intercept Cancer Game
The Cleveland Browns honored cancer patients and survivors of all types of cancer during the Browns vs. Ravens game on October 1st. This special game spotlighted the Browns cancer awareness efforts through several in-stadium features, moments and gameday elements.
University Hospitals Visit
During the team's annual Browns Give Back Tuesday visit, RG Wyatt Teller, WR Elijah Moore and LB Jordan Kunaszyk visited and shared gifts with oncology patients receiving treatment for various types of cancer at UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital as well as the UH Seidman Cancer Center.
Dalvin Tomlinson Hope Lodge Visit
In support of the Browns long-standing community partnership with the American Cancer Society, DT Dalvin Tomlinson visited the Joseph S. & Jeannette M. Silber Hope Lodge located in Cleveland, Ohio.
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk
On Saturday, Oct. 21, in unison with the American Cancer Society, the Browns hosted the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk at Cleveland Browns Stadium. Over 5,500 total participants attended the event which helped raise over $275,000 to further breast cancer research efforts.
Halloween Fashion Show
Serving as a culmination of the month's Crucial Catch activations, the Browns partnered with the Littlest Heroes and University Hospitals to host patients battling cancer and other childhood illnesses for a night of Halloween festivities. 13 players attended the celebration and helped escort participants down runway.
Super Bowl Ticket Surprise
Originally serving as the Coin Toss Captain for the Crucial Catch game, Mandel Childs was later surprised with tickets to this year's Super Bowl courtesy of the Browns and NFL. Childs' current battle with prostate cancer has not halted his work in giving back to the community. Until 2023, Childs served as an educator at Lutheran High School East in Cleveland Heights as well participated in multiple community groups focused on inspiring the next generation.
Zeta Tau Alpha
For 21 years, the Browns have collaborated with the local Zeta Tau Alpha (ZTA) chapter to create awareness for breast cancer with the distribution of over 300,000 "THINK PINK" ribbons. This season, the ZTA's helped distribute gameday posters with pink ribbons to fans entering Cleveland Browns Stadium.