Browns Host 'Crucial Catch Intercept Cancer' Game Against Cardinals

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Cleveland, OH – As part of their commitment to the NFL’s “Crucial Catch: Intercept Cancer” campaign, the Browns will host their annual cancer awareness game against the Cardinals at FirstEnergy Stadium on Sunday. The game is presented by University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center and UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital.

For the 13th consecutive year, the NFL, Browns and American Cancer Society are working together to support the fight against cancer through Crucial Catch:Intercept Cancer.” The initiative was expanded in recent years to raise awareness, encourage early detection and address risk reduction efforts across multiple types of cancers, in addition to breast cancer. This year, Crucial Catch will again be part of the League's It Takes All of Us cause brand platform.

Throughout the week and on gameday, the Browns will recognize cancer survivors, along with University Hospitals. As part of the gameday activations, Helen Welch, a cancer survivor, will present the national anthem. Additionally, the First and Ten Spotlight Moment will recognize Tim Tusick, a 21-year old cancer survivor who received treatment at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospitals and helped raise nearly $1 million to help the community combat leukemia. The team will also host University Hospitals patients, family members and caregivers for a VIP experience in a suite throughout the afternoon.

During halftime, the Browns will share the stories of Bernadette Scruggs and Dr. Robert Shenk. Scruggs was diagnosed with breast cancer approximately 15 years ago and was fortunate to catch it in early stages during a mammogram. She then received treatment from University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center and Dr. Shenk, who is an associate professor at CWRU School of Medicine and is the longest-standing member of the division of surgical oncology, having worked at University Hospitals for 34 years.

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