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Washington Redskins Kick Off National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Posted Oct 2, 2017

The Washington Redskins are embarking upon several initiatives throughout October in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

EASY TWEET: .@Redskins & @RedskinsCR kick off National Breast Cancer Awareness Month with limited edition 2017 BCA T-shirt and charity ride on Oct.7

LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The Washington Redskins are embarking upon several initiatives throughout October in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Throughout the month of October, fans can join the Washington Redskins in promoting breast cancer awareness by purchasing a limited-edition Redskins Fight Breast Cancer T-shirt designed by Redskins alumnus Chris Cooley. Net proceeds will benefit the ZTA Foundation and the Brem Foundation, which is dedicated to educating women about risk factors and screening options and providing access to critical diagnostic tests for uninsured women. T-shirts are available for purchase online at www.Redskins.com/FightBreastCancer and will be sold in-stadium on Sunday, Oct. 15 throughout the main concourse and club level. 

The Women of Washington Redskins (WOW), the official women’s club of the Washington Redskins, will kick off a lineup of events in support of breast cancer awareness with the WOW Redskins Charity Ride on Saturday, Oct. 7. WOW is teaming up with the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation, along with Redskins alumnus Santana Moss at Flywheel to support the Brem Foundation. Registration for the event is $50 and includes bike rental, shoe rental, water and the Redskins 2017 Breast Cancer Awareness T-shirt. Visit www.wowredskins.com/events to register.

The Redskins’ Breast Cancer Awareness Game presented by the Inova Schar Cancer Institute will be hosted on Sunday, Oct. 15 against the San Francisco 49ers. The game will feature special on-field and in-stadium branding, and 40,000 pink “TACKLE CANCER” rally towels will be distributed to fans at the gates.

Fans attending the Oct. 15 game will be welcomed by Tanya Snyder, wife of Redskins owner Dan Snyder, and hundreds of Zeta Tau Alpha members distributing THINK-PINK!® ribbons and breast cancer awareness educational materials. WOW and Mrs. Snyder will also welcome the Redskins Charitable Foundation’s All-Stars, 30 women currently battling breast cancer, along with more than 200 WOW members, in a special pink-themed pregame party 

Mrs. Snyder and ZTA started the THINK-PINK!® campaign for breast cancer awareness in 1999. At the time, the Redskins were the only team in the league to participate. With the founding and continuous support of Mrs. Snyder and the Washington Redskins, ZTA created a national model for THINK-PINK!® throughout the NFL.

Mrs. Snyder and the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation, in partnership with the American Cancer Society, will host the tenth annual All-Star Survivors Celebration at the Inova Sports Performance Center at Redskins Park on Monday, Oct. 16.

The All-Star Survivors Celebration will pamper, support and celebrate 30 area women currently battling breast cancer. During the event, the breast cancer survivors, or “All-Stars,” will receive new jeans donated by Gap Inc., custom Color Bar jewelry donated by Kendra Scott, wigs, scarves and a Redskins gift bag. All-Stars will be treated to lunch, makeup consultations, massages and a behind the scenes tour of Redskins Park from Redskins players.

The Redskins breast cancer awareness campaign is part of the NFL’s A Crucial Catch initiative. Any questions regarding the Redskins breast cancer awareness campaign or Mrs. Snyder’s breast cancer initiatives should be directed to Tish Carmona of Redskins Public Relations at 703-726-7077 or carmonat@redskins.com.

For more information on the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation’s programs and events or to donate, visit www.redskins.com/community or follow the Foundation on Twitter at @RedskinsCR or Instagram at @RedskinsGiveBack.

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