NFL Goes Pink to Support Breast Cancer Awareness

Sep 30, 2009
Outside Magazine

At least 100 players in the NFL are expected to don pink cleats in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, according to the New York Times. Other pink paraphernalia to be worn by players includes sweatbands, towels, and gloves, but the cleats were the idea of Carolina Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams. Williams's mother was diagnosed with breast cancer while he was playing college football in Memphis, and he has since set up a foundation to raise money for women who can't afford treatment.

-- Lisa Lombardi

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