Photos courtesy of Josh Looney
A few Kansas City Chiefs players will be wearing pink gloves and cleats in Sunday's contest with the New York Giants.
But it will be with good reason and they won't be facing some uniform fine from Roger Goodell.
It's National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Chiefs and Giants are recognizing it. Bobby Engram will be wearing pink shoes and MIke Vrabel will be wearing pink gloves.
Pretty cool, huh? Here's a list of what else the Chiefs are doing to benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, which focuses on early detection and providing mammograms for those in need.
After the jump, I've put a list of activities the Chiefs are planning on having on Sunday.
1) The return of "Pink Ribbon Wear." $5 from the sales of all "Pink Ribbon Wear" hats, shirts, and other apparel sold at Arrowhead and via kcchiefs.com are benefiting the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
2) Tavia Hunt and 40 Chiefs Women’s Organization (CWO) members will be distributing free pink ribbon buttons to fans as they enter the turnstiles of Arrowhead on October 4th.
3) The game itself will have a special pink feel. Pink ribbons will be painted on the field at Arrowhead and affixed on the back of the players’ helmets. Additionally, various Chiefs players will be using special pink items such as cleats, gloves, towels, etc.
4) Chiefs players will be joined by a special group of breast cancer survivors during the coin toss on October 4th. These inspirational individuals will be at mid-field acting as Honorary Co-Captains.
5) Jazzercisers along with breast cancer survivors will carry a pink ribbon on the field during pre-game, accompanied by the sounds of the Kansas City Symphony. A breast cancer survivor will share with fans an excerpt of the poem, "Pink Ribbons: The Ties that Bind" by Beth Thompson.
6) The halftime show during the October 4th game is a "Tribute to Breast Cancer Survivors" performed by pink-clad members of Jazzercise. These Jazzercisers have raised money to participate in this extravaganza and a percentage of those funds will benefit the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
7) Chiefs Cheerleaders will be donned in pink for a special breast cancer awareness routine during the game on October 4th game.
8) Arrowvision is again running a special breast cancer awareness public service announcement during the game imploring female fans to seek out regular mammograms. The SNAP publication has a similar reminder to female fans noting that a five-minute mammogram can save lives.