My Cause, My Cleats gives NFL players a chance to showcase and raise funds for the charities and organizations that they are passionate about on their cleats. During the 13th week of the 2017 season, about 1,000 players are anticipated to participate.
Many players are supporting causes that are dear to them. In some circumstances, they are wearing their cleats in honor of those that are fighting cancer.
Supporting the American Cancer Society
Patrick DiMarco from the Buffalo Bills and Drew Kaser from the Kansas City Chiefs are wearing cleats to support the American Cancer Society.
The organization raises and donates funds to cancer
- Patient support
Wearing Cleats for Cancer Research
NFL player Rodney McLeod is showing his support for the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR). McLeod plays for the Philadelphia Eagles.
Mesothelioma is one of these 200 diseases. This type of cancer affects anywhere from 2,000 to 3,000 people in the United States each year.
The 4 milestones that AACR focuses on to accomplish their mission are
Mesothelioma and Breast Cancer
Larry Fitzgerald will be taking to the field wearing black and pink cleats. The goals of his cleats are to honor his mother and to raise awareness about breast cancer. Fitzgerald plays for the Arizona Cardinals.
It may be odd to put mesothelioma and breast cancer in the same sentence, but some research claims that there are some similarities found among them.
Some similarities between these cancers are
- Diagnostic markers
The exact cause of breast cancer is unknown. The only known cause of mesothelioma is asbestos exposure. More research will need to be conducted to determine if there truly is a link between these two cancers.
Spreading Awareness with My Cause, My Cleats
To see other organizations that NFL players are supporting, check out this short video.
For a complete list of all of your favorite football players that are wearing cleats for a cause, make sure that you check out NFL’s official website. You can also join the conversation on social media by using #MyCauseMyCleats.
Is one of your favorite players supporting a cause that is dear to you? Tell us about it in a comment below.