NFL Donates $1 Million To American Cancer Society

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL will donate more than $1 million to the American Cancer Society as a result of this year’s breast cancer awareness campaign.

The league says those funds will support both national and local breast cancer initiatives of the American Cancer Society, which has a presence in more than 5,100 communities nationwide.

Through its “A Crucial Catch” program, the NFL encourages women 40 and older to get an annual mammogram. This year’s NFL donation is comprised of profits raised through the auction of special pink items, many game-worn; the sale of pink items online; and pink items sold at stadiums and retail outlets.

The NFL and NFL Players Association supported October’s National Breast Cancer Awareness Month with their largest on-field presence.

  • catherine lynch

    my name is catherine lynch pres of a breast cance walk in mechanicville ny last year we raffle off a pink bat signed by jeter and raise 3000.00 on the bat alone we are asmall town of about 5000 people and raise over 50000.00 dollar for breast cancer i would like a football signed by the gaints team please see what you can do are walk is in oct by we have many event thank you waiiting for a answer and god bless

  • Jan Mudrak

    We have donated to the Cancer Fund for our entire life. Now my adult daughter has been diagnosed with breast cancer. They are stricken with bills. Could you
    please tell us where we could go for financial aid. Thank you so much and God Bless Jan

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