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Crucial Catch

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.

* Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys Quarterback and Global Ambassador for the American Cancer Society (Photo: AP Images)

Make A Crucial Catch

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.

NFL Crucial Catch PSA

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.

Youth Crucial Catch

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.


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2022 Youth Crucial Catch Winners

Team Name
Total Fundraising
Ravenscroft Crucial Catch
Fort Mill High School
Big East Region Cheer - AYF/AYC$8,000.00
Plymouth Wildcats Football
Collierville High School$3,061.22

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2023 Crucial Catch Ambassadors

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NameNFL Team
Tutu AtwellLos Angeles Rams
Brandon BoldenLas Vegas Raiders
Brian BranchDetroit Lions
Chandler BrewerJacksonville Jaguars
Deon BushKansas City Chiefs
Demario DavisNew Orleans Saints
Michael DunnCleveland Browns
Caleb FarleyTennesse Titans
William GholstonTampa Bay Buccaneers
Kylen GransonIndianapolis Colts
CJ HamMinnesota Vikings
Alexander MattisonMinnesota Vikings
Andre JamesLas Vegas Raiders
Johnathan JosephRetired
Emmanuel OgbahMiami Dolphins
Jerome BakerMiami Dolphins
Bradley PinionAtlanta Falcons
Dak PrescottDallas Cowboys
Skylar ThompsonMiami Dolphins
Dalvin TomlinsonCleveland Browns
Quinnen WilliamsNew York Jets
Quincy WilliamsNew York Jets
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