How This App from the NFL’s Crucial Catch Campaign Can Help Reduce Your Chances of Getting Cancer

How This App from the NFL’s Crucial Catch Campaign Can Help Reduce Your Chances of Getting Cancer

How much you sit, smoke and eat veggies and fruits can have an impact.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month across the United States and Canada. Pink ribbons are to be found at hundreds of retail outlets and breast cancer awareness products are lining store shelves in an effort to raise money that can go towards research.

Does it make a difference? Yes. Every penny counts and consumers’ contributions matter. And when large organizations step in to lend a helping hand, the ball rolls even further, the NFL’s Crucial Catch campaign being a great example.

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Crucial Catch has raised $18 million in support of the fight against breast cancer since 2009, and it aims to arm people with the tools to help catch cancer early, and to reduce the risk of getting it at all. As they say, offense is the best defense.

This year, the campaign has been expanded to tackle multiple types of cancer in partnership with the American Cancer Society, via a new app called The Defender.

What does it do? You can access The Defender on a mobile device as well as a personal computer or laptop. Simply click through the links and fill in information on your daily living habits to get some advice on how to reduce your risk of getting cancer and improve your habits.

You can also make a bid on game-worn NFL gear through the campaign and get a chance to own a dream. Help make cancer part of history!

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