This year NAJF will be working with the American Cancer Society and the NFL to raise funds for Pancreatic Cancer awareness in John Trimbach's name. John Trimbach - known as "Trim," "Trimmer," "Big Red," and, to his grandchildren, "Bup" - died of pancreatic cancer July 4, 2016 at 61 years old, leaving a long record of service as president of North Attleboro Junior Football, a longtime supporter of Pop Warner football, and a dedicated champion of World War II Memorial Pool. The color for Pancreatic Cancer is purple so this year instead of pink socks, shoelaces and cheer bows you will see our teams on October 5, 2019 wear purple.
Since 2009, the National Football League (NFL) and the American Cancer Society have teamed up in the fight against cancer through the Crucial Catch initiative. Each year, youth and high school teams from across the country do their part to raise awareness and funds to help save lives from cancer. You can help, too. Don’t sit on the bench! Join Youth Crucial Catch and help us intercept cancer.
What is Crucial Catch?: The Crucial Catch program focuses on early detection, education, and access to screenings that can catch cancer early, when it may be easier to treat. Participating clubs work to extend the reach of the NFL’s national program through local grassroots efforts focused on promoting cancer screenings, honoring cancer survivors, and planning special in-stadium or pre-game events in partnership with the American Cancer Society. Through these efforts, teams can help intercept cancer in their hometowns by supporting the program in ways that meet the needs of their communities.
This partnership has raised $18 million in support of the American Cancer Society’s mission to save lives from cancer by funding grants to help people in underserved communities receive potentially lifesaving screening resources.
Learn more about the Crucial Catch program by visiting cancer.org/crucialcatch.