Purple goes Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness | Community Spirit
For nearly a century the American Cancer Society has fought for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. By taking what they’ve learned through research and turning it into what they do, the Society has contributed to a 17% decrease in the overall cancer death rate between the early 1900s and 2007. That means that the American Cancer Society has helped avoid about 898,000 cancer deaths and created the potential for more birthday celebrations. Overall, nearly 12 million cancer survivors in America will celebrate a birthday this year.
The NFL, its clubs, players and the NFL Players Association are proud to support the fight against breast cancer. Their 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.
This year the Mount Olive Pirates will join the crusade by turning their October 5 game completely pink. On October 5 for the entire day and throughout Friday night; students, faculty and fans will go “pink” in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Join the Pirates as they take on the Natchez Cathedral Green Waves on the field and a very important cause off the field-the fight against breast cancer.
Together with the NFL, the American Cancer Society, and the Mount Olive Pirates you can fight breast cancer and save lives. For more information, visit nfl.com/pink, contact the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345 (cancer.org), or call a school representative at (601) 797-3939.