CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - October is 'Breast Cancer Awareness Month' and the Cleveland Browns, along with the NFL will honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month throughout the month of October. FirstEnergy Stadium will be lit in pink throughout October, with players wearing pink accessories (Gloves, Socks/Shoes).
The Browns will host their dedicated breast cancer awareness game during this Sunday's matchup with the Denver Broncos.
During the pregame ceremonies on Sunday, the Browns will celebrate breast cancer survivors during the presentation of a symbolic pink ribbon flag. The honorees during the ceremony were nominated by loved ones and selected through an open-nomination process.
On Tuesday, the Browns, including DB Johnson Bademosi, WR Travis Benjamin, DB Ibraheim Campbell, K Travis Coons, WR Taylor Gabriel, DL John Hughes III, FB Malcolm Johnson, LB Christian Kirksey and DB Tramon Williams, visited University Hospitals patients who are battling breast cancer and other types of the disease in the Seidman Cancer Center.
Browns DB Tramon Williams has personally been affected with breast cancer, his aunt passed away from breast cancer. Williams' wife, Shantrell has also been affected as her grandmother, mother and two aunts all battled cancer. Williams committed to donate $1,000 per interception and $500 per pass defensed this season to the American Cancer Society to support its efforts.
Dr. Paula Silverman, the interim medical director of breast cancer multi-disciplinary care and research at University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center, will serve as the Browns honorary coin toss captain on Sunday.