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. 

Youth Crucial Catch Program

Since 2009, the NFL and the American Cancer Society have teamed up in the fight against cancer through the Crucial Catch initiative. Each year, youth and high school teams from across the country do their part to raise awareness and funds to help save lives from cancer. You can help, too. Don’t sit on the bench! Join Youth Crucial Catch and help us intercept cancer. 

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Join the NFL to support the American Cancer Society today.