Tampa Bay Buccaneers ask fans to 'Join the Fight' for breast cancer awareness

12:58 PM, Sep 26, 2012   |    comments
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Tampa, Florida -- This October, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the NFL will help support National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in an effort to raise funds and awareness.

The Bucs are searching for inspirational stories of breast cancer survival from people in the community as part of the "Join the Fight" sweepstakes.

On Oct. 14, when the Bucs host the Kansas City Chiefs, one fan's story will be featured as part of the team's breast cancer awareness commemoration at Raymond James Stadium. That afternoon the nominee will be named an honorary captain and accompany the Buccaneers on the field for the opening coin toss.

The nominee and three guests will then experience the game in one of the Bucs luxury suites.

To share a story of inspiration, visit www.buccaneers.com/BCAstory and complete the online form. Tell us your story about a friend or family member who is currently battling or has survived breast cancer. Submissions will be reviewed by a panel of leading oncologists and Tampa Bay Buccaneers representatives. All applications must be submitted by Friday, Sept. 28.

Throughout October, NFL games will feature players, coaches and referees wearing pink game apparel, on-field pink ribbon stencils, special game balls and pink coins - all to help raise awareness for this important campaign. 

All apparel worn at games by players and coaches, along with special game balls and pink coins will be auctioned off at NFL Auction (www.NFL.com/auction), with proceeds benefitting the American Cancer Society and team charities. 

To learn more about the NFL's fight against breast cancer, visit www.nfl.com/pink.