Chiefs ‘Crucial Catch’ game raises awareness about cancer screenings

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A worker cleans seats in Arrowhead Stadium before an NFL football game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Los Angeles Chargers, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, in Kansas City. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

KANAS CITY, Mo. — Chiefs receivers will, no doubt, make some crucial catches against the Buffalo Bills Sunday evening, but there’s a much more serious message to be heard at Arrowhead this weekend.

Sunday is the team’s annual “Crucial Catch: Intercept Cancer” game. The Chiefs work with the NFL to raise awareness about the importance of cancer screenings. Fans will see and hear special messaging at Arrowhead this weekend.

The Chiefs will also feature stories from fans during the game.

Millions of Americans have delayed cancer screenings during the pandemic, and the American Cancer Society estimates 22 million cancer screenings have been lost or canceled.

The 50/50 Raffle at Sunday’s game will benefit the Proton Therapy Center at the University of Kansas Health System. You can also buy tickets for the raffle online.

The Chiefs are also asking fans to download a printable version of the Crucial Catch “I Cheer For” card. The team asks that you fill it out, snap a picture, and share it on social media using #ChiefsVsCancer.

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