You can't turn on an NFL game, or attend a local high school game in October without noticing the coaches, players and referees wearing pink game apparel. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the NFL, its clubs, players, the NFL Players Association, and the American Cancer Society are committed to saving lives from breast cancer by focusing on the importance of regular breast cancer screenings through "A Crucial Catch" campaign. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States (other than skin cancer), but millions of women are surviving the disease thanks in part to early detection and improvements in treatment.
The Browns will host their dedicated breast cancer awareness game during this Sunday's matchup against the Denver Broncos. During Sunday's pregame ceremonies, the Browns will celebrate breast cancer survivors during the presentation of a symbolic pink ribbon flag. Honorees were nominated by loved ones and selected through an open-nomination process, in collaboration with the American Cancer Society.
Three days before these guests take the field at FirstEnergy Stadium; the Streetsboro high school football program received a special delivery at the conclusion of their Thursday walk through. With the team gathered in the endzone of Streetsboro High Stadium, the Browns presented the entire football team with new pink Nike football gloves and 80 tickets to the Browns vs. Broncos game on October 18th.
Players anxiously lined up to get a pair with a grins from ear to ear. "The team was very excited to receive these generous gifts and for your support of our commitment to fighting Breast Cancer and our Crucial Catch game tomorrow night! The Cleveland Browns are a quality organization who obviously cares about the youth in Northeast Ohio," said Michael Daulbaugh, Superintendent of the Streetsboro City School District.
How do you give back? High school athletes have a unique opportunity to empower and impact their communities. The Browns salute those student-athletes who lead by example and give back to their community. Join us as we move forward in the community by giving back, be part of First and Ten, show your team pride. Together we can inspire local, national and global goodwill. Join the movement. Share your story using #give10.
Streetsboro was the first northeast Ohio high school to sign up to host "A Crucial Catch" game in partnership with the American Cancer Society. Schools that participate by raising funds and awareness will be recognized by the NFL and American Cancer Society for their inspiration.
Source: American Cancer Society