- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 28, 2010

NEW YORK (AP) - The NFL will donate more than $1 million to the American Cancer Society as a result of this year’s breast cancer awareness campaign.

The league says those funds will support both national and local breast cancer initiatives of the American Cancer Society, which has a presence in more than 5,100 communities nationwide.

Through its “A Crucial Catch” program, the NFL encourages women 40 and older to get an annual mammogram. This year’s NFL donation is comprised of profits raised through the auction of special pink items, many game-worn; the sale of pink items online; and pink items sold at stadiums and retail outlets.

The NFL and NFL Players Association supported October’s National Breast Cancer Awareness Month with their largest on-field presence.

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