Ravens Breaking Out The Pink And Black Uniforms


The Ravens will break out their pink gear this Sunday at M&T Bank Stadium.

It just so happens they'll pair with the team's black alternate jerseys – a fan favorite as well.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, a time to learn more about the disease, which affects about 1 in 8 U.S. women (12 percent), according to BreastCancer.org. With early detection, the survival rate is 98 percent.

The Ravens will show their support with players and coaches will wear pink items throughout the game, including cleats, gloves, hats, wristbands, towels and more. Ravens cheerleaders will sport pink pom-poms and members of Baltimore's Marching Ravens will wear pink plumes.

During the Head Coach John Harbaugh era, the Ravens are 3-2 while wearing pink. The league began wearing pink as part of the "Crucial Catch" campaign in 2009.* *Game-worn pink merchandise, along with special game balls and pink coins, will be auctioned off at www.nflauction.nfl.com, with proceeds benefiting the American Cancer Society.

The Ravens are doing more than just wearing pink gear.

On Monday, several Ravens players, including wide receiver Torrey Smith, cornerback Jimmy Smith, and linebackers Daryl Smith and Arthur Brown, visited with breast cancer patients currently undergoing treatment at The Hoffberger Breast Center at Mercy Medical Center.

Purple, the team's official club created just for women, has raised more than $15,000 for the American Cancer Society. In conjunction with the NFL, the American Cancer Society is awarding a $50,000 grant to the Family Health Centers of Baltimore in Cherry Hill to continue efforts to increase breast cancer screening rates in Baltimore.

On Sunday, Ravens staff, family members and volunteers will distribute over 50,000 pink ribbons to fans as they enter M&T Bank Stadium* *gates. Approximately 20 women, including those currently undergoing treatment and survivors, will be honored on the field before Sunday's game.

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