Sunday, October 04, 2009

houston texans to wear pink

To show their support for breast cancer awareness, four players from my home town Texans — receiver Andre Johnson, defensive end Mario Williams, receiver David Anderson and running back Ryan Moats — will wear pink shoes and gloves during today's game against the Big Bad Oakland Raiders.

The players, along with other players and coaches across the league, will wear different shoes, gloves, towels, and pins, but all will be a shade of pink, in order to show support for the NFL's “Crucial Catch” campaign promoting breast cancer awareness.

Johnson received a pair of new hot pink-and-white cleats with shiny silver soles from Nike this week.

"I have never worn pink in my life that I can remember," he said. "Especially not pink gloves or pink cleats or anything like that. But it's a good cause, and I'll definitely have it on on Sunday."

Breast cancer is the second-most common cancer and second-highest cause of cancer death in women in the United States. Women stand about a one in eight chance (12 percent) of developing breast cancer at some point in their lives. Most doctors feel that early detection tests can save thousands of lives each year.

Well done, Men. Wear that pink loud and proud.

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