The American Heart Association and the National Football League Work With Discovery Education to Take Students on a Virtual Field Trip Inspired by Super Bowl LIII

Getting 60 minutes of physical activity a day through moderate-to-vigorous and bone strengthening exercise is what is recommended for school-aged kids according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ 2018 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. The guidelines recommend activities such as playing games that require catching and throwing, active games involving running and chasing, and sports that involve jumping or rapid change in direction. These exercises help to strengthen bones and provide cardiovascular benefits such as improved cognitive function, cardiorespiratory and muscular fitness, and bone health. Kids who are regularly…

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The Lisa Foundation Teams Up With National Football League Players to Shed Light on Brain Aneurysms

The Lisa Foundation, the leader in the fight against brain aneurysms committed to saving lives around the world, recognizes and thanks the National Football League (NFL) and several of its players for helping raise awareness around the severity of brain aneurysms as part of the My Cause, My Cleats initiative. The program, now in its third year, allows players to custom design their cleats to show support for a cause and foundation that is near and dear to their hearts. Among those supporting national awareness for brain aneurysms, Taylor Gabriel…

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American Cancer Society and National Football League Award $3.2 Million in New Grants to Help Reduce Breast Cancer Disparities

The American Cancer Society (ACS) and National Football League (NFL) have awarded $3.2 million in grant funding to 32 health systems to address disparities in breast cancer mortality that exist among women of color. Funding for these grants is made possible through ACS’s partnership with the NFL and the league’s Crucial Catch campaign. Grant funded health systems will address the full continuum of cancer care including breast cancer screening, follow-up of abnormal mammograms, and timely access to specialty care if needed. The grants are the latest in ACS’s Community Health…

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NFL’s Colin Kaepernick named as Amnesty International’s 2018 ‘Ambassador of Conscience’

Athlete and inspiring activist Colin Kaepernick has been honoured with Amnesty International’s ‘Ambassador of Conscience’ award for 2018, the human rights organisation announced on Saturday 21 April. The award was presented to Kaepernick by American football player and former teammate Eric Reid at a ceremony in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. During the 2016 pre-season of the National Football League (NFL), Kaepernick knelt during the US national anthem as a respectful way of calling for the country to protect and uphold the rights of all its people. The bold move was a…

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Mike Haynes Brings Prostate Cancer Awareness to Super Bowl LII

Mike Haynes was known for impressive stats during his illustrious 14-year, Hall of Fame career in the NFL. His nine Pro Bowls, 46 interceptions and two career touchdowns led many to consider him the greatest cornerback ever. But in 2008, came the most important stat of all for Mike – elevated levels of Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) in a blood test that led doctors to discover he had prostate cancer. As an initiative to encourage all men to know their prostate cancer risk and to talk to their doctor about…

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