Minnesota Vikings Gave Its Team Nikes Representing 11 Different Cancers

This month, the National Football League and the American Cancer Society will continue to show their support for those in the fight against cancer for the 10th straight year with the “Crucial Catch: Intercept Cancer” campaign.

Ahead of the game against the Arizona Cardinals yesterday, the Minnesota Vikings owners Lenny, Mark and Zygi Wolf outfitted over 400 staff members with customized “Crucial Catch” Nike Roshe Runs, which included players, front-office staff, coaches, scouts and more.

Employees were able to choose from a selection of colorways representing one of 11 different cancers for the initiative — navy (colon cancer), pink (breast), teal (cervical), blue (prostate), gold (pediatric), emerald green (liver), white (lung), gray (brain), orange (kidney), purple (pancreatic) and black (melanoma). Additional details include the embroidered “Crucial Catch” text on the heel.

This cause hits close to home for the Vikings organization when Hall of Famer, eight-time Pro Bowler and former Vikings defensive end Chris Doleman was diagnosed with Glioblastoma this year, causing tumors to form on his brain’s supportive tissue. Yesterday, both the NFL and the Vikings also donated $175,000 to the American Cancer Society.

Check out the rest of this week’s NFL action today and on Thursday when the rest of the league hits the field sporting multicolored equipment for the players and commemorative pins for the coaches.

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