Titans fans go pink for breast cancer awareness - WKRN News 2

Titans fans go pink for breast cancer awareness

Posted: Updated: Oct 6, 2013 07:56 PM CDT

A sea of pink could be seen from afar as Titans fans made their way to LP Field for the game on Sunday.
A Crucial Catch is known across the country as a way for the NFL to raise awareness about the importance of early detection.

Hundreds of fans honored loved ones and purchased pink ribbon signs that circled LP Field.

Proceeds from the sales support the Saint Thomas Our Mission in Motion mobile mammography unit, which was also on hand at game day.
It's been three months since 12th Titan honoree Kim Johnson, cousin of Titans tight end Craig Stevens, was diagnosed with the disease.

"Four weeks later I had a double mastectomy and I will have a delayed reconstruction and I'm currently going through chemotherapy," she explained to Nashville's News 2.

Johnson put off a chemotherapy treatment and flew in from California to help spread the importance of early detection.

Outside the gates, tens of thousands of pink ribbons were also handed out supporting fighters like Johnson.
"Keep this going, because this has definitely helped me as well as many other people," said Johnson.  She told News 2 she has a 90% chance of surviving.

Many of the players in Sunday's game also wore pink shoes, gloves and towels.

Powered by WorldNow

441 Murfreesboro Road Nashville, TN 37210

Telephone: 615.369.7222
Fax: 615.369.7329
Email: news@wkrn.com

Can’t find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Young Broadcasting of Nashville, LLC. A Media General Company.