You might have noticed several NFL teams and coaching staffs sporting a colorful look on the sidelines. That’s because this month is Crucial Catch month around the NFL. Each week, certain teams will rock the Crucial Catch colors on the sidelines and on the field during the game.
According to the NFL’s website, The NFL's Crucial Catch mission is to fight cancer through early detection and risk reduction. The league, its clubs, players, the NFL Player Association, and the American Cancer Society are committed to providing individuals with the tools they need to help them better understand early detection and ways to reduce their cancer risk. Each year, every NFL team raises awareness during their Crucial Catch game, which features on-field and in-stadium Crucial Catch elements. Crucial Catch games also present a special opportunity to honor cancer survivors and those currently battling cancer.
Sunday Night Football between the Seattle Seahawks (4-0) and Minnesota Vikings (1-3) will do just that.
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Before the game, the Seahawks will host an exclusive virtual viewing party for more than 30 cancer patients and survivors from CHI Franciscan, Virginia Mason, and the American Cancer Society.
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"I am honored that Dr. Amy Brockmeyer chose me as one of her patients to participate in Crucial Catch," said Salina Lyons, a lifelong Seahawks fan, season ticket holder, and a cancer patient. "I caught my cancer early because I listened to my inner voice and took action. The team at Virginia Mason moved fast. So fast, I didn't have time to really think about what was happening. It was 10 days between my biopsy to sitting in the chemo suites."
Kickoff between the Seahawks and Vikings is at 5:20 PM (PT) at CenturyLink Field on NBC.