Lauren Dungy (left) and Shari Glazer (right), here with cancer survivor Melody Figurski, were honorary chairpersons in the Susan G. Komen Tampa Bay Race for the Cure in September
On Tuesday, October 24, the National Football League will recognize Breast Cancer Awareness Day with extensive programming on the NFL For Her section of NFL.com. The NFL hopes to increase traffic to NFL For Her on Tuesday, as it will be making an incremental donation to the Komen Foundation based on the number of page views recorded on that day. The league will donate $5 for page view up to $50,000 to promote the search for a cure for breast cancer.
Visitors to NFL For Her on Tuesday can participate in three chat sessions featuring people making a difference in the fight against breast cancer: former NFL linebacker Chris Spielman and his wife, Stefanie, Nancy Brinker, founder of the Komen Foundation, and Nicole Miller, a fashion designer donating proceeds from NFL sportswear to breast cancer research.
The schedule for these chat sessions can be found in the NFL For Her section, along with profiles of women associated with the NFL who are involved in the battle, such as Zenobia Anderson, mother of Falcons' RB Jamal Anderson, and Janice McNair, wife of Houston Texans Owner Robert McNair. There is also, as always, extensive football-related content in the section aimed at the NFL's female fans.
The NFL has a long and fruitful association with the Komen Foundation. In September, the league's 31 teams participated in a national event called the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure designed to raise funds for breast cancer education, screening and treatment programs.
For the Tampa Bay Race for the Cure, held on Saturday, September 23, Lauren Dungy, wife of Buccaneers Head Coach Tony Dungy, and Shari Glazer, wife of team Executive Vice President Ed Glazer, were honorary chairpersons. During the race, Dungy and Glazer served as judges, recognizing teams for their spirit, creative banners and innovative clothing/accessory designs.
Volunteers for the Race for the Cure participated in either a 5K run, a 5K walk or a 1K Fun Run/Walk, after which there was an awards ceremony, with Dungy and Glazer presenting the honors. A team of walkers consisting of Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cheerleaders, Buccaneer Women's Organization members and Student Advisory Board members also took part.