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Seahawks partner with Virginia Mason to promote early cancer screenings

Virginia Mason Franciscan Health to host lung and breast cancer screenings.

  • Reporter Staff
  • Thursday, October 13, 2022 12:19pm
  • News

The Seattle Seahawks, in partnership with Virginia Mason Franciscan Health, the team’s Official Medical Services Partner, announced cancer awareness activities to promote early detection through the NFL’s Crucial Catch: Intercept Cancer initiative.

The Seahawks will host the team’s annual “Crucial Catch” game on October 16 vs. the Arizona Cardinals.

“Cancer impacts many individuals and families every year and early detection increases treatment options for patients and can save lives. I strongly encourage everyone to consult with their health care provider about recommended cancer screenings,” said Ketul J. Patel, CEO of VMFH. “Virginia Mason Franciscan Health is proud to be part of this long-time joint initiative with the Seattle Seahawks to educate and bring vital awareness to the importance of annual screenings for early cancer detection,”

To encourage scheduling regular health care screenings, fans will see a variety of colors throughout the campaign that represent multiple cancers that can be detected early through annual screenings, including:

Navy: Colon Cancer

Pink: Breast Cancer

Lavender: All Cancers

Teal: Cervical Cancer

Blue: Prostate Cancer

Gold: Childhood Cancers

White: Lung Cancer

Pregame at the Seahawks’ Crucial Catch game, fans can visit Virginia Mason Franciscan Health’s Mobile CT Lung Cancer Screening Trailer in Touchdown City. Staff onsite will help fans who qualify to sign-up for future lung screenings, while also showcasing new ion robotic arm technology used during lung cancer surgeries.

On Thursday, Nov. 10, Virginia Mason Franciscan Health will also be hosting a free mammogram clinic for women 40-74 years of age who are low income eligible, underinsured, or uninsured. The event will take place from 7 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. at the Franciscan Breast Center at St. Francis Hospital in Federal Way. To register, fans can call (253) 573-7320, select Option 3, and mention the Nov. 10 free screening event.

In support of Crucial Catch, throughout the month of October, the Seahawks will donate 12 percent of the proceeds from in-store Seahawks Pro Shop purchases of official Seahawks Crucial Catch gear to the Crucial Catch Fund. In partnership with Virginia Mason Franciscan Health, the Crucial Catch Fund will help local patients who cannot cover the incidental costs of cancer treatment. At the team’s Crucial Catch game, $0.25 for every bottle of water purchased will be donated to the Crucial Catch Fund.

Fans can also bid on player autographed items and Seahawks experience items beginning Oct. 16 game at, and proceeds will also benefit the Crucial Catch Fund.

Fans attending the Oct. 16 game will also be able to play the “Crucial Catch Scratch” game in the Seahawks App, presented by Virginia Mason Franciscan Health. Simply scan the QR code shown in-game or open the Seahawks App to play. Prizes will include autographed player merchandise, Crucial Catch totes and gloves, exciting prize packs including Club Level tickets and sideline passes to future games, and more. Winners must redeem prizes on-site during the game.

Proceeds from the Seahawks’ Week 6 Gameday Poster featuring the Crucial Catch game matchup vs. the Arizona Cardinals will also benefit the Crucial Catch Fund. Posters can be purchased here starting Tuesday, October 11 at 10:00 a.m.

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