White Shoes on green turf for the NFL Crucial Catch Campaign

Since 2009, the partnership between the NFL and the American Cancer Society has raised more than $18 million to help people in underserved communities receive potentially lifesaving screening resources at low or no cost.

Every October, grant-funded community health centers team up with the American Cancer Society and the NFL to host Crucial Catch Day, a community event designed to help these communities reduce their risk for cancer through cancer prevention and early detection outreach and education. 

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. 

Get Involved

Get off the sidelines and assess your personal cancer risks and protect yourself with a good offense against cancer. Then suit up with your favorite Crucial Catch gear or donate and cheer on your favorite players. 

The Defender Tool

Our online 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. 

Iphone displaying the NFL Crucial Catch Defender App


Get personalized tips to reduce your risk of cancer.



Support your favorite players like Travis Kelce to make a crucial catch.


Barclay Card


*Any links provided to websites of other companies are for convenience and are not an endorsement of a service or product.


ACS Regional Ambassadors

NFL Headshot for Devondre Campbell
De’Vondre Campbell
Atlanta Falcons 
NFL Headshot for Gavin Escobar
Gavin Escobar
Miami Dolphins
NFL Headshot for Kyle Rudolph
Kyle Rudolph
Minnesota Vikings

NFL Headshot for Mark Herzlich
Mark Herzlich
New York Giants
NFL Headshot for Dalvin Tomlinson
Dalvin Tomlinson
New York Giants
NFL Headshot for A.J. Bouye
A.J. Bouye
Jacksonville Jaguars

NFL Headshot for Ereck Flowers
Ereck Flowers
New York Giants
Headshot Muhammad Wilkerson
Muhammad Wilkerson
Green Bay Packers
NFL Headshot for Cam Heyward
Cam Heyward
Pittsburgh Steelers

headshot for Tress Way
Tress Way
Washington Redskins


Join the NFL in supporting the American Cancer Society.

More Crucial Catch