Packers fans sport pink for breast cancer awareness

Posted at 7:21 AM, Oct 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-10 08:35:04-04

Sunday night's Packers game was the first home game in October. That means the field, players, and fans were decked out in pink for breast cancer awareness.

It's part of the NFL's "A Crucial Catch" campaign, that started in 2009 and aims to raise awareness and promote breast cancer screenings.

For Pam Wolf, she says the pink is more than just a symbol.

"It makes us feel good that they're thinking about this and they are tending to the awareness of breast cancer," she said.

Wolf attended the game with her sister-in-law. Both women are breast cancer survivors.

"It's always still back there, you never forget that there's always a chance it could come back and you remember what you went through," said Wolf.

They joined the many people wearing pink during Sunday's game, including players and coaches.

Many of the pink items seen during the game are auctioned off and the NFL says 100 percent of the money raised goes to the American Cancer Society.

Mary Fuller wore her pink jersey in honor of her neighbor, who died from breast cancer just three weeks ago.

"She had a long struggle with it," said Fuller. "People should be aware of it and get checked as soon as possible."

According to the NFL, since it started the "A Crucial Catch"campaign in 2009, it's raised nearly $15 million for the American Cancer Society.