The Chicago Bears are marking their fourth consecutive season of actively supporting National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Bears Care, a non-profit organization that has given over 6 million in grants since its creation in 2005, has been active in donations and involvement in the fight against breast cancer and the struggle to raise awareness for the cause.
According to the Chicago Bears official website, Bears Care “recently awarded $160,000 in grants to ten Chicago area agencies that provide care and support to breast cancer patients and their families.”
The Bears have also been active in the “Real Bears Fans Wear Pink” program. Fans were encouraged to purchase pink t-shirts and wear them to the game against the Carolina Panthers on Oct. 2 in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. According to the Chicago Bears official website, “In three years the campaign has allowed Bears Care to distribute over $300,000 to organizations providing care, assistance and support services to Chicagoland breast cancer patients and their families.” Other pink merchandise is available for sale at the Chicago Bears online store and the NFL online store to raise breast cancer awareness.
– Serek Hahn, Staff Writer