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Griffin III Joins Fight To End Breast Cancer

Posted by Stephen Czarda on May 9, 2013 – 3:02 pm


On Wednesday, quarterback Robert Griffin III appeared at the American Cancer Society luncheon in downtown Washington, D.C. to further extend the Washington Redskins charitable donations in the fight to end breast cancer.

No. 10 joined Redskins owner Daniel Snyder and wife Tanya, as Ms. Snyder was being honored as the American Cancer Society Mother of the Year for her efforts to end breast cancer.

The AP Offensive Rookie of the Year has quickly reached unprecedented levels of popularity across the country. No matter where Griffin III makes an appearance, you can be assured that he will be the star of the moment as pictures and autographs will be a request by each and every fan that gets the opportunity to meet him.

Wednesday, Griffin III used his iconic status to continue the franchise’s efforts to end cancer in the form of $33,000.

After months of hot and humid weather in the DMV during the summer months, fall is a welcoming blessing to the region. As the temperatures dip and leaves begin to turn, the smell of the pigskin fills the air.

Football weather.

October is the first full month of the autumn season and while hues of yellow, red, and orange are sprinkled through the region, one color always stands out.


In 1999, Ms. Snyder spearheaded the initiative to bring breast cancer awareness into the forefront of Redskins Nation.

Due to Ms. Snyder’s efforts, every NFL team now wears pink accessories during the month of October.

In Griffin III’s first year with the Burgundy and Gold, he sported a pink glove, arm sleeve, and cleats—yes the same cleats that helped bolt him to a 76-yard touchdown scamper against the Minnesota Vikings.

Those cleats went for auction at Wednesday’s luncheon for $15,000. Then, Griffin III used his star power to continue the day’s charitable enterprise by doing photo-shoots for $1,000—with all proceeds going towards cancer research.




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2 Responses to “Griffin III Joins Fight To End Breast Cancer”

  1. By Asons Breast Cancer Care on May 23, 2013 | Reply

    This is truly inspiring! Its great to see people using their status to be able to raise awareness for breast cancer

  2. By Mary on May 26, 2013 | Reply

    As a breast cancer survivor (diagnosed July 2012), I can’t express how touching it is to see all the pink “accessories” during an October football game. It shows we
    are not alone in this “journey!” Thank you Ms. Tanya Snyder, RGIII, and the rest of the Redskins for your support. One day we will find a cure, thanks to people like you. I wish good health to all, and a successful 2013 season!

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