Washington Redskins rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III confirmed via his Twitter account tonight that he’ll be wearing a pink arm sleeve as part of this month’s NFL breast cancer awareness initiatives.
Griffin III — who has always worn a sleeve on his left, non-throwing arm during his time with the Redskins — originally told a follower that the league would not allow him to wear a pink sleeve, but that message apparently changed pretty quickly:
Griffin III, however, won’t be the first member of the Redskins to wear pink this month. Injured long snapper Nick Sundberg — who broke his arm Week 1 against the New Orleans Saints — today had his doctor put a hot pink cast on his arm.
The fact that Griffin III will be wearing the pink sleeve during this month’s game will be great exposure for breast cancer awareness.
The Redskins are officially kicking off their “Think Pink” initiatives Tuesday, as Tanya Snyder — wife of Redskins owner Daniel M. Snyder and NFL Breast Cancer Awareness Spokesperson — Chris Cooley, the Redskins’ franchise leader in receptions by a tight end, and the Washington Redskins Community Relations Department, in partnership with the American Cancer Society, are hosting the fifth annual All-Star Survivors Celebration at Redskins Park tomorrow.
More than 20 area women currently battling breast cancer, or “All-Stars,” will attend an afternoon of pampering, support and celebration. The breast cancer survivors will receive new jeans donated by Gap Inc., as well as new wigs, scarves, makeup and a custom-made pink and burgundy Redskins jersey.
The All-Stars will also be wearing pink New Era caps on-field during player introductions at the Redskins breast cancer awareness game, which will be held during Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Falcons.
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