Breast Cancer Awareness
The Indianapolis Colts are supporting Breast Cancer Awareness during the month of October.
To commemorate national Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Colts are joining the NFL's national "A Crucial Catch" initiative to encourage their fans to join them in recognizing survivors and raising awareness for this disease that threatens the lives of millions of women each year.
Below is additional information on the way the Colts and our partners, including the American Cancer Society, Indiana University Health and Zeta Tau Alpha, are supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month as we continue to search for a cure.
To learn more about the NFL’s national efforts to support Breast Cancer Awareness, visit www.nfl.com/pink
. EVENTS THIS MONTH
Pinking of the Canal
Friday, October 3, 2014
Ohio Street Basin on the Downtown Canal
To kickoff Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Colts and Pools of Fun will host the Pinking of the Canal on October 3 at the Ohio Street Basin on the Canal in downtown Indianapolis. This event will run from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and is a free event, open to the public. The Pinking of the Canal event will include live music, free limited edition Colts Pink Posters, Colts Cheerleaders and Blue and more! We hope you can join us on Friday, October 3, for the Pinking of the Canal!
“A CRUCIAL CATCH” Game
Sunday, October 5, 2014
Lucas Oil Stadium
The Indianapolis Colts are dedicating their October 5 game at Lucas Oil Stadium to Breast Cancer Awareness. At this game we will have a variety of “pink” elements including:
- Pink Gameday Program Cover
- Recognition of 100 breast cancer survivors on the field
- National anthem sung by a breast cancer survivor
- Colts Cheerleaders and Blue in pink apparel
- Pink ribbon passout, presented by Zeta Tau Alpha
ADDITIONAL WAYS YOU CAN GET INVOLVED
“Pamper Her Pink” Program
Nominate the breast cancer survivor in your life!
The Indianapolis Colts, with help from Pools of Fun, will provide a day of pampering for 10 women who are currently battling breast cancer or who have survived this disease. Nominations will be accepted via Pamper Her Pink Form
beginning September 15 through October 3. Ten finalists will be selected to participate in this program and will receive two (2) spa treatments at Tyler Mason Salon and Spa, as well as enjoy a special dinner with Colts players on Tuesday, October 14. Stay tuned for more information!
Komen Tissue Bank
The Susan G. Komen for the Cure Tissue Bank at Indiana University Health Simon Cancer Center – the only repository of normal breast tissue in the world – will host a breast tissue collection event in Indianapolis on Saturday, September 21. Women of color are particularly needed as donors. Visit www.komentissuebank.iu.edu
to sign up or register as an interested donor.
“Making Strides” Walk
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Celebration Plaza at White River State Park
You’re invited to join the American Cancer Society in Indianapolis for this special event to recognize those who have fought this disease and raise money for additional research to find a cure. To learn more about this walk and register your team, or to find a walk outside of Indianapolis, click here
Bid on Gameworn Pink Apparel
Through NFL Auctions fans are being given the opportunity to bid on some of the pink apparel worn by players during the month of October! Stay tuned to www.nflauction.nfl.com
to bid on items from some of your favorite players!
The Colts extend a special thanks to all of our partners who have joined us in raising awareness during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Please be sure to visit their websites to learn more about their year-round efforts to fight this deadly disease.
Making Strides (American Cancer Society)
Indiana University Health Simon Cancer Center
Zeta Tau Alpha
Pools of Fun