Why Cowboys’ Captains Wore Multi-Colored “C” Patches
Dan Bailey and the rest of the Cowboys’ team captains wore multi-colored “C” patches during Sunday’s Cowboys-Packers game as part of the NFL’s expanded “Crucial Catch” efforts to support the fight against cancer.
In previous October games during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Cowboys’ team captain wore pink “C” patches. The pink stripes on this year’s multi-color patches represent the Cowboys’ continued support of Susan G. Komen, the organization that addresses breast cancer on multiple fronts such as research, community health, global outreach and public policy initiatives.
Komen’s founder, Nancy Brinker, attended Sunday’s game along with breast cancer survivors who proudly held a large pink ribbon that adorned the playing field during halftime ceremonies.
The other colors in the striped patches represent the Cowboys’ and NFL’s initiative to expand the “Crucial Catch: Intercept Cancer” campaign to address multiple forms of cancer. Money raised by the league’s campaign will be directed towards support of three screenable cancers: breast, colorectal and cervical.
Since 2009, the NFL has raised more than $18 million for the American Cancer Society’s Community Health Advocates program which provides outreach and cancer screenings to individuals in underserved communities.
Since 2012, grant recipients have contributed to nearly 150,000 screenings and more than 450,000 education and outreach initiatives.
The bottom line: Cowboys’ captains were styling for a good cause. And they looked awfully good while doing so. The Bengals weren’t the only NFL team sporting stripes on Sunday!