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The Texans are proud to join the NFL and the American Cancer Society in the effort to address the unequal burden of cancer in underserved communities and to help save lives by promoting early detection. The Texans are proud to focus on breast cancer screening, awareness, education, and community activation and annually celebrate survivors at Pink Ribbon Day presented by Kroger. The Texans are also strong supporters of Hope Lodge Houston, which will provide patients with no-cost lodging while they’re in Houston receiving treatment, and the NFL’s A Crucial Catch Day, where screenings are provided at no cost in underserved communities across the country, including Houston.

Pink Ribbon Day supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month and celebrates individuals and their loved ones who have been affected by cancer. As in previous years, members of the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority from the University of Houston handed out pink ribbons to fans as they entered NRG Stadium. Texans season ticket members and their loved ones who have survived or are fighting cancer held the Texas flag, Cassadee Pope of The Voice sang the national anthem, and breast cancer survivor Janice McNair and other members of the Texans family served as the Coin Toss Captains. During halftime, breast cancer survivors held pink ribbons as Grammy Award winners The Band Perry performed.

The NFL’s A Crucial Catch campaign was developed with the American Cancer Society (ACS) to focus on the importance of early detection through regular screenings. For the third straight year, the Texans hosted A Crucial Catch Day at El Centro de Corazón, a community health center in Houston’s East End. Women in attendance received free, life-saving breast cancer education and screenings thanks to a $50,000 CHANGE Grant from the ACS, the NFL, and the Texans. Cheerleaders were on hand to sign autographs and take pictures with attendees in the Kids Zone, and Houston Methodist provided information on available resources. On that day, 26 women received mammograms, and more were scheduled for future screenings. In total, $110,000 in grants have been donated to El Centro de Corazón to fight breast cancer and support early detection.

The American Cancer Society hosted a groundbreaking ceremony to kick off construction for the $40 million Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation American Cancer Society Hope Lodge in Houston. The largest facility of its kind in the country, it will provide free lodging and support to cancer patients throughout the nation seeking life-saving treatment in the Houston medical community. As campaign chairs for this facility, Mr. and Mrs. McNair have donated over $5 million to the project through the McNair Foundation. The Houston Texans Foundation contributed over $76,000 for this initiative as well. Texans players G David Quessenberry, TE Ryan Griffin, and G Jeff Allen attended. Each year proceeds from the Houston Texans Foundation gameday auction on Pink Ribbon Day benefit the Hope Lodge Houston campaign.


In May, the Texans participated in the ACS’s annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk at Discovery Green. More than 6,000 people participated and raised a total of $480,000 to help fight breast cancer. The Houston Texans Cheerleaders visited with survivors at the start and finish lines, handed out awards, and helped cheer on walkers.