Week 5 of the NFL season marks the beginning of the sixth year of the NFL’s A Crucial Catch campaign, which supports the American Cancer Society (ACS). NFL players will wear pink gear that includes: cleats, wristbands, gloves, sideline caps, helmet decals and other items in order to raise awareness around the importance of annual breast cancer screenings, especially for women over the age of 40.
Below is a gallery of images from the ACS campaign from previous years by AP photographers.
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Lead Image Caption: Pink balloons are released inside Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium to commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness month during halftime of an NFL football game between the Denver Broncos and Jacksonville Jaguars, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, in Denver. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)
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