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October 17, 2013

Panthers expanding pink "Crucial Catch" awareness to area high schools

The Carolina Panthers have teamed up with two dozen high school football teams in North and South Carolina to support Breast Cancer Awareness month.

The NFL, the Panthers and the American Cancer Society will provide schools with a “stadium kit” to help outfit the stadium and players in pink, just like the NFL does with its teams during the month of October.

Two “Crucial Catch” stadium banners, 15 pink pom poms, 25 sets of pink wristbands and “Crucial Catch” helmet stickers.

Some of the area schools include AL Brown, Butler, Charlotte Catholic, East Lincoln and Shelby.

According to a press release, if the Panthers pilot program is successful, the NFL may consider expanding this league-wide in 2014.

--Jonathan Jones

Posted by Observer Sports on October 17, 2013 at 02:17 PM | Permalink


is it ironic that they have promoted awareness of cancer while totally missing the concussion problem for many years?

Posted by: big gulps | Oct 17, 2013 3:17:02 PM

i think everyone is pretty effing aware of cancer and has been for years.

in fact....it's pretty depressing how much money changes hands over cancer awareness and how little of it goes to actual good use. pretty depressing to be thinking about cancer all month too.

mortality is part of life, the sooner everyone accepts that, the better.

what does nancy brinker make these days? $685k or so? but i mean....non-profit right?

Posted by: charlottean | Oct 18, 2013 1:35:48 PM

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