Crucial Catch

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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 $24 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.

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NFL Make A Crucial Catch

25 Push-Ups a Day Challenge

Join the American Cancer Society and the NFL for this season’s Crucial Catch 25 Push- Ups a Day Challenge! You can help save lives by providing cancer screenings to those who need it most. Sign up for the Challenge to help make a Crucial Catch!

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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.



2021 Youth Crucial Catch Winners

Team Name
Total Fundraising
Ravenscroft Crucial Catch
Fort Mill High School Pink Out
West Seneca West Football  $3,035.36

Get Involved with Crucial Catch

Suit up with your favorite Crucial Catch gear or bid on a variety of auction items.

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2022 Crucial Catch Ambassadors

Name NFL Team
Cameron Erving Carolina Panthers
Chandler Brewer  Los Angeles Rams
Dalton Risner Denver Broncos
Dalvin Tomlinson  Minnesota Vikings
Jerome Baker Miami Dolphins
Johnathan Joseph Retired
Jonathan Ward New York Jets
Miles Boykin Pittsburgh Steelers
Tutu Atwell Los Angeles Rams
Demario Davis New Orleans Saints
Trent Williams San Francisco 49ers
Emmanuel Ogbah Miami Dolphins
Garret Wallow Houston Texans
Michael Dunn  Cleveland Browns
William Gholston Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Jahan Dotson Washington Commanders
Caleb Farley  Tennessee Titans
Osa Odighizuwa Dallas Cowboys
Chris Lammons Kansas City Chiefs
Marcus Epps  Philadelphia Eagles
Josh Woods Detroit Lions
Hunter Henry New England Patriots

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