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Monday, October 4, 2010

A Pink NFL - The NFL's "A Crucial Catch" Breast Cancer Campaign



As I watched the NY Jets game this Sunday I noticed that the majority of the players on the field are wearing pink shoes, have pink towels or have a pink accessories on their uniforms of some sort. It's quite the colorful spectacle! It's not football fashion gone feminine, though -- it's actually part of the NFL's "A Crucial Catch" campaign to keep awareness of the fight against breast cancer at a very high level. Kudos to them for doing this! The pink they are wearing during games is said to be a reminder to all of us to contribute to the cause, make sure that we and all the women we know get regular mammograms and to just do whatever we can to keep up the good fight against this disease.

Their website, NFL.com, will point you out to all types of resources and sources of info to help aid in the process. It's really great to see a guy's sport that cares about women's health. Not only for their loved ones, and all the women they know, and according to one player "I love boobies, so I'm all for it. It's a good thing." Ya just gotta love men, don't ya? Bless his boobalicious lovin' heart! ;)
And don't forget -- October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Be sure to get your mammogram and tell all the women you know to do it too! It can save your life!


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14 comments:

William K Wallace said...

Anything that helps to raise awareness of breast cancer has to be a good thing. And well done to those NFL guys for not being afraid to wear pink...

EastCoastLife said...

awww... how sweet of them! I'm support the Breast Cancer Awareness Month too.

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It's great that these teams are wearing pink to support a great cause. The fact that they are proceeding with this for the entire month is great!!

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Hi! I'm Grace said...

That is one impressive gesture. I support the Breast Cancer Awareness Month, too, by wearing pink a lot.:)

VetTech said...

I think it is awesome that they are doing this. I wish the baseball players would do it during the playoffs too.

Jennifer is Always Sick said...

Did you read about the high school football referees who got in trouble for using pink whistles because they went outside the protocol of their uniforms?

thedickdujour said...

It's a nice gesture but as a survivor I wonder how much of a difference it is really making. Are there really many people who are not "aware" of breast cancer?

Still a good way to get men involved in the issue.

The Fitness Diva said...

Dick du Jour, you know...I agree with you on that. I totally commend everyone on this effort of raising awareness on breast cancer, but now what? What's to do next, right?
Hopefully some are getting the message and women who didn't go to get mammograms now make sure to do it.

I was asking on my Facebook page "what about prostate cancer?" How about some focus on the guys for a change. For one thing, this silent killer is taking the lives of many men, and it's happening because as you know, men do not go to the doctor as much as women do.
I put the prostate cancer thing out there, and it sat like a limp, dead fish. Nobody wants to talk about the prostate or testicles, but we talk about saving the boobies all day. A bit unfair, no?

I think that I will spearhead the prostate cancer awareness move myself. The only problem I have is what symbol to come up with for you guys. We all know some cute little ribbon just ain't gonna cut it, right?!! :)

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A ribbon for men? nah maybe a figure of a fit man in a cartoon way. I'm not too sure about a symbol for prostate cancer but it's great that this is worth mentioning. So many men have this type of cancer and this needs to be addressed!

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I love that major organizations (and sports teams) are taking such huge steps to support a great cause. I do wish that other causes had the same amount of type as breast cancer awareness month, however. Heart disease, for example, is the number one killer of women.

 
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