Each October, the American Cancer Society and the National Football League (NFL) team up to save lives from cancer through the NFL’s Crucial Catch campaign. Crucial Catch focuses on the importance of accessing timely cancer screening resources, and raises nationwide awareness about what everyone can do to help free the world from the pain and suffering of cancer.

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American Cancer Society
Our vision is a world free from the pain and suffering of all cancers. From research to education, prevention to diagnosis, and treatment to recovery, we provide support for everyone impacted by cancer.

NFL coaches and players know what it takes to defeat a strong opponent so they’re the perfect partner in the fight to end cancer. Thanks to the NFL, and their fans, more than $17 million has been raised through Crucial Catch.

Your school or league can unite with the American Cancer Society and the NFL in Crucial Catch. Teams around the country have already signed up to fundraise to help save lives and defeat cancer.

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During the month of October, join NFL players, coaches, and referees to promote this important campaign. Schools and leagues are invited to join Crucial Catch and help finish the fight against cancer! Choose one home football game and designate it as a cancer awareness game, then raise funds in support of the American Cancer Society’s mission of making this cancer’s last century. Our Crucial Catch Toolkit and online tools make it easy to encourage friends and family to support you with a donation to help end cancer. Sign Up Today »

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The dollars raised through Crucial Catch help the American Cancer Society finish the fight against cancer through groundbreaking research, free information and services for those fighting the disease. Search for a participant by name or by team to support their fundraising effort. Or simply make a general donation to help end cancer, forever.

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The best defense against cancer is finding it early, that’s why the campaign is named Crucial Catch. We help people understand what screening tests they need and the steps to take to protect themselves from cancer by developing prevention and early detection guidelines that are the industry standard.

Read cancer screening guidelines for the early detection of cancer.