Know Your Stats About Prostate Cancer
The Urology Care Foundation has a longstanding partnership with the NFL. For nearly a decade, they have teamed up to raise awareness about prostate cancer through the Know Your Stats® campaign. Mike Haynes, widely recognized as one of the game’s all-time greatest defensive backs, is a campaign spokesperson, prostate cancer survivor, and Pro Football Hall of Fame member who travels the country with other NFL legends to raise funds for prostate cancer research and drive home the message that early detection is key to catching and treating this disease. What You Need to Know:
- Prostate cancer is the 2nd most-common cancer in men;
- A man is told he has prostate cancer every 3.1 minutes;
- If you are ages 55 to 69, talk to your doctor about prostate screening;
- Know Your Risk. Some men are at higher risk for prostate cancer.
- Talk to your doctor about prostate cancer screening if you are ages 40 to 54 years and you are African American and/or have a father, brother or son who has had prostate cancer. The Urology Care Foundation and the NFL continue to build upon a relationship that started when the NFL began implementing prostate cancer screenings for retired players.
Don’t sit on the sidelines. Know your risk. Talk to your doctor. For more information about prostate cancer, visit KnowYourStats.org.
Promoting Diversity & Inclusion
The NFL strives to stand out as a model of diversity and inclusion—honoring and celebrating our many differences while embracing our shared commonalities. Some examples of NFL Diversity & Inclusion efforts include:
- The NFL DIVERSITY COUNCIL, which helps give all individuals the opportunity to achieve their full potential in the pursuit of organizational goals. The Diversity Council works with the NFL’s executive team to design policies that create and support an inclusive work environment; develop employee programs that encourage diversity; and integrate diverse practices into decision-making across all departments.
- FINDING AFFINITY IN THE WORKPLACE: The NFL has four operational affinity groups, linked by a common interest or purpose:
- The Black Engagement Network (BEN)
- NFL Community Teammates
- NFL Pride
- Women’s Interactive Network (W.I.N.).
- The NFL and works year round with the YOU CAN PLAY PROJECT, an organization dedicated to ensuring equality, respect, and safety for all athletes, without regard to sexual orientation and/or gender identity. Together with You Can Play, the NFL hosts events at major tentpole events (i.e. Kickoff, Pro Bowl, etc), giving current and former NFL players an opportunity to spend time with local LGBTQ youth and their allies.
- The NFL collaborated with the AD COUNCIL for their launch of a PSA called “Fans of Love,” an extension of their Love Has No Labels campaign. The PSAs, filmed at the 2017 Pro Bowl, put a twist on the traditional kiss cam by replacing it with an unbiased camera that features all forms of love—friendships, families, and romantic relationships—across race, religion, gender, sexuality, ability, and age.
The NFL, its players and teams are committed to improving their communities. We recognize our joint ability to effect positive, constructive and meaningful change in our country. We also recognize that such change requires committed, sustained, thoughtful and strategic engagement. Together with Players Coalition, an independent 501(c)(3) entity, the league and its clubs are supporting organizations across the country who are increasing access to opportunity for underserved communities, with a particular focus on:
- Education and Economic Advancement
- Police and Community Relations
- Criminal Justice Reform
In addition to the players’ and teams’ ongoing work, the league also created a committee on Social Justice, which includes owners Michael Bidwill, Arthur Blank, Jimmy Haslam, Shad Khan and Stephen Ross, and players Kelvin Beachum, Anquan Boldin, Josh McCown, Josh Norman and Aeneas Williams. And, together, the NFL Foundation and Players Coalition will fund millions of dollars in grants to organizations that focus on issues surrounding social justice nationwide.