Since 2009, the NFL and the American Cancer Society (ACS) have teamed up to fight cancer and save lives. Crucial Catch helps more people catch cancer early, and addresses the unequal burden of cancer in under-resourced communities. Crucial Catch promotes prevention and early detection of cancer, which can impact anyone at any age, and increases access to lifesaving cancer screenings. Since 2009, Crucial Catch has raised more than $27 million and impacted over one million people in communities that need it most.
Money raised through Crucial Catch supports the American Cancer Society’s Community Health Advocates implementing Nationwide Grants for Empowerment and Equity (CHANGE) program. This program promotes health equity and addresses cancer early detection disparities through community-based cancer prevention programs that increase access to necessary cancer screenings.
Please join us to make a Crucial Catch against cancer today.
There’s no sure way to prevent cancer, but you can go on the offense with regular screening and lifestyle changes to help reduce your risk. Find your local cancer screening resources and learn how to reduce your cancer risk. Check out The Defender, presented by Sleep Number, to learn more about what screening tests and lifestyle choices are right for you.
Beginning October 1st, NFL fans have the opportunity to join American Cancer Society ambassador Brian Branch in raising funds for the American Cancer Society. Participants will challenge themselves to Train Like an NFL Pro through jogging, walking or running 100 miles.
This year's Crucial Catch ad campaign aims to increase awareness of the need for cancer screenings, encourage fans to be proactive in finding their local screening resources, and learn how to reduce their cancer risk. The spot features New Orleans Saints’ tight end Foster Moreau, who has battled cancer himself. He speaks to the importance of getting screened – the strength it requires to be proactive, overcome your fears, and take that next step towards early detection and risk reduction. The NFL and ACS see a future where everyone has access to cancer screenings, no matter who you are or where you are from.
Each year, youth and amateur sports teams from across the country do their part to raise awareness and funds help save lives from cancer. Are you game? Get the Youth Crucial Catch toolkit and join us.
|Team Name||Total Fundraising|
|Ravenscroft Crucial Catch||$48,306.20|
|Fort Mill High School||$13,761.00|
|Big East Region Cheer - AYF/AYC||$8,000.00|
|Plymouth Wildcats Football||$3,477.00|
|Collierville High School||$3,061.22|
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|Tutu Atwell||Los Angeles Rams|
|Brandon Bolden||Las Vegas Raiders|
|Brian Branch||Detroit Lions|
|Chandler Brewer||Jacksonville Jaguars|
|Deon Bush||Kansas City Chiefs|
|Demario Davis||New Orleans Saints|
|Michael Dunn||Cleveland Browns|
|Caleb Farley||Tennesse Titans|
|William Gholston||Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
|Kylen Granson||Indianapolis Colts|
|CJ Ham||Minnesota Vikings|
|Andre James||Las Vegas Raiders|
|Emmanuel Ogbah||Miami Dolphins|
|Bradley Pinion||Atlanta Falcons|
|Dak Prescott||Dallas Cowboys|
|Skylar Thompson||Miami Dolphins|
|Dalvin Tomlinson||Cleveland Browns|
|Quinnen Williams||New York Jets|
|Quincy Williams||New York Jets|