The 411: NFL goes Pink!

Published on by amodelsmemo

Why is there a Pink ribbon in the middle of that NFL football field?!

Well... For many, the answer is obvious..Breast Cancer awareness month. BUT! Do you know exactly what it is, that the NFL does, besides spray paint some pink on the field and sell pink items with each teams logo on it?

I originally wrote this post for my sports blog last year, and have felt it was necessary to share again.

# I'm so sick and tired of seeing so many people complain about the fact that the NFL is making a difference for millions. I see many comments, stating that "it's dumb and annoying to see the NFL turn the month of October pink. Plastering the ribbon everywhere, won't do much"... And others along those lines.

For those who know me, know that I love when the NFL goes pink! Of course, I am obsessed with football AND I love the color..but that’s not why.

I have been an advocate for Breast Cancer awareness for 11 years now. Breast Cancer runs heavily on both sides of my family, both of my Grandmothers are the first survivors. Which shows me how much technology and raising awareness has made a huge difference after the years! Which is why it’s VERY important to continue spreading awareness and raising money for not just Breast Cancer, But ALL cancers!

THIS is why I'm very happy to see the NFL, doing all that they can do, to raise funds! Not only that, but they donate the proceeds too the American Cancer Society!

*Which means, it will benefit ALL types of cancers in the long run! Good call NFL!*

Knowing that information alone, doesn't it make the situation more meaningful?

That's not all the NFL does during the month of October! They also have a campaign called "A Crucial Catch".

The following information is from “About a Crucial Catch The NFL, its clubs, players and the NFL Players Association are proud to support the fight against breast cancer. Our campaign, “A Crucial Catch”, in partnership with the American Cancer Society, is focused 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, on-field pink ribbon stencils, special game balls and pink coins – all to help raise awareness for this important campaign. All apparel worn at games by players and coaches, along with special game balls and pink coins will be auctioned off 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 markets being supported in the first year of the program are Atlanta, Baltimore, New England, Charlotte, Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, Detroit, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Kansas City, New Orleans, New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Seattle, and Washington, DC.”

Please check out the NFL’s site under “A Crucial Catch” or click here!

Remember! Prevention* Early Detection* and Knowledge are KEY! And may save your life! Here is the American Cancer Societies site, which provides more information regarding the NFL’s involvement!

Don’t forget to Rock your Pink in October!

1/8 women get breast cancer.. but Men, you guys are at risk to! although its 1/1000 men, the mortality rate is higher because they often do not get it taken care of in time! This is mainly because they wouldn’t think it was Breast Cancer!

So, Women AND Men, check YOURSELF once a month, and get annual check ups,once a year!

Prevention, Early detection,and Knowledge is KEY! And could save your life<3

Thank you! Heather Lynn Follow me on twitter and IG! @aBlondeBabe


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Heather Lynn 10/06/2013 22:22

#1) Train our young WOMEN?! What about our young MEN?! Most teenage girls are pressured into having sex before they are ready... Because the boy is doing to pressuring.
2) Neither one of those topics that you brought up, relate to Breast cancer OR any type of cancer for that matter!
3) I am a woman, and I am a huge football fan. Is that not allowed, according to you?!
I am in a fantasy football that unacceptable as well?!!
I have written for 3 sports networks, since I am a female, is that absurd and shouldn't be allowed?!
When I say I'm a huge football fan, I mean.. I'm a real fan, who could hold a real conversation about football, with any man out their. In fact, I've met multiple guys that know less than me about football!
That does not make me any less than a woman, or them any less than a man.
-Nothing about my post is political, nothing is geared specifically towards one sex. IN FACT! I state 2-3 times, that both men and women need to get checked out!
- You may not know this.. But the players get to choose if they want to wear pink ,and help the cause! They aren't required to do it! They do it because they want to help. They want to help their -Mothers/daughters/sisters/Wives/Friends.& possibly (but not hopefully) themselves!
PLAYERS THAT WANT TO HELP, CHOOSE TO WEAR THE PINK! Notice how some players don't wear any pink???? It's not required!
-Please do not leave any more comments on my blog, unless you have read the post. I do not appreciate the negativity.

Johnny 10/06/2013 22:21

It is unbelievable to see people saying they are going to boycott certain things due to the fact that they are trying to help raise awareness on death threatening illnesses. Some people are so ignorant it is unbelievable they obviously have never been affected with any illness and I feel fortunate for you that you haven't suffered with a lived one who was dying of an illness.

Keep up the good work!!!

Heather Lynn 10/06/2013 21:53

The items that the NFL players are wearing during the games, are getting auctioned off, to raise $ for there campaign, "A crucial catch".

They are wearing pink, bc pink is the National breast cancer awareness ribbon color. Every single type of cancer has it's own ribbon color. Same goes for all other health conditions. (Ex: MS is the orange ribbon. Lupus is the purple ribbon. Etc.).

Your comment had absolutely no relevance towards breast cancer awareness, or the fact that the NFL is helping millions of people.

Please read the full post before writing a comment on it.