NFL supports the American Cancer Society in the following ways:

  • Hosts Cancer Awareness Games at all 32 NFL stadiums each October
  • Funds CHANGE grants in all 32 NFL communities to help underserved communities
  • Has contributed to more than 147,000 breast cancer screenings at low or no cost and provided more than 450,000 cancer prevention and early detection interventions
  • Supporting the new online health assessment tool, The Defender, to encourage fans to assess their personal health and learn how to reduce their cancer risk

Offense is the Best Defense

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Our new tool, The Defender, offers you a personalized game plan to help you lower your cancer risks. Just tell us your stats, answer a few questions, and you’ll get a personalized plan that’s easy to execute. 

Help Intercept Cancer

The NFL is proud to support the American Cancer Society through their impactful Crucial Catch initiative focusing on early detection, education, and access to lifesaving screening to catch cancer early, when it’s most treatable. 

Since 2009, the partnership has raised more than $18 million in support of the American Cancer Society’s mission by funding grants to help people in underserved communities receive potentially lifesaving screening resources at low or no cost. 

Crucial Catch Day: Intercept Cancer

Every October, grant-funded community health system partners are teaming up with the American Cancer Society and the NFL to host Crucial Catch Day, a community event designed to help underserved communities reduce their risk for cancer through cancer prevention and early detection outreach and education. Join us and make a crucial catch against cancer today.

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