In the month of October the color pink reigned in the National Football League. Cheerleaders were wearing pink outfits at every game and NFL fans sported the pink jerseys during the games. Women all around the country bought pink football jerseys in bunches. But why? Was it a fashion statement? Granted these pink football jerseys are cut for a women to wear. So, possibly for some women it was. Pink is a very popular color with many women. However, that is not the main reason you saw so much pink when tuning into NFL football games.
The main reason the National Football League was sporting so much pink in the month of October was because of breast cancer awareness month. Proceeds from each pink jersey sale went to fight breast cancer and also, the jerseys themselves serve as a tool to make women aware when they see other women wearing them. Breast cancer has been one of the leading killers of women for decades, so having the proper awareness is extremely important. It is also important for women to learn how to detect cancer early. 1 of 8 American women will get breast cancer some time in their lifetime. One of every 35 women will die of breast cancer and about 40000 women a year in the United States die of it. The bottom line is breast cancer is extremely dangerous if not detected early and treated.
So now, when you see pink NFL jerseys being worn on Sunday afternoons, you will know that it is for more than just a fashion statement. On the other hand, nobody says you can’t wear pink jerseys because you like the color either.