October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Support fundraising efforts by buying NFL Pink products at NFL Shop and bidding on pink items at NFL Auction at NFL.com.
The National Football League has been a front and center proponent for bringing awareness to the prevention and cure of breast cancer, a disease that will strike some 232,000 women in the United States in 2013. Over the past few seasons it’s been common place to see pink gloves, socks, shoes, caps, wristbands, and towels worn by NFL players to display their own support for the League’s efforts in the big picture movement to finding a cure. An effort that has raised about $4.5 million over the past 5 years.
In a sport dominated by men it’s only fitting that we recognize the battle that so many brave and supportive women (moms, aunts, sisters, cousins, wives, co-workers, friends, fans) fight each and every day. The chance of a woman having invasive breast cancer during her life is about 1 in 8, but there are more than 2.8 million breast cancer survivors in the United States today. So wear it with pride and know that there are thousands of stories behind the color PINK. Here’s one worth reading about!
The Football Educator
The Art of Success: Marcie’s Game
By Alison Conigliaro-Hubbard – Hergame. tumblr.com
I spend a lot of time writing about the type of attitude it takes to win against all odds. Nobody thinks it’s possible for the NY Giants this season. They have lost 4 in a row. One of the top 2 most important attributes of a winning team or just winning is attitude. Confidence. As a part of a team, it’s the belief in oneself and in one another, and to go to the mat to help the next guy be successful. It’s easy to say you think you can win. But do you REALLY BELIEVE in your heart of hearts? Sometimes, especially in the face of adversity, you have to dig really deep to find that pure ability to really BELIEVE!
I didn’t have to go too far to find the answer to this question.
How do you define what that winning type of attitude looks like?
I have a friend who went to high school with my husband. You never really think a friend that’s your same age is going to announce to the world that they have been diagnosed with the C-word. But our friend did about 3 weeks ago and she immediately started chemotherapy.
Let me tell you this woman’s attitude is relentless! It is standing firm that she is going to kick the butt of this damn disease AND shoot it square in the face! There is absolutely no stopping her from minute NOW until the day they tell her she wiped it all out! She marched into the hair salon, cut her hair shorter (she looks fabulous by the way), and took full charge! Her energy and passion and relentless commitment to busting cancer’s chops is ridiculously inspirational.
You know that feeling you get when come hell or high water you are going to make something happen that wouldn’t have happened otherwise – and that is that! You believe passionately in making something happen, that irrespective of how hard it is, you make it happen?
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