#MyCauseMyCleats: How These NFL Players are Showing Support for Women
During week 13 of the regular season, many players across the NFL used cleats to honor the charity of their choice.
Some players in particular spoke up for women by debuting custom cleats that support causes that benefit women.
#MyCauseMyCleats is a social campaign designed to help raise awareness for different causes. Read on to learn more about these players and the causes they support.
About 1 in 8 U.S. women (about 12 percent) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. About 40,450 women in the U.S. are expected to die in 2016 from breast cancer. These players debuted pink cleats to show awareness.
Everson Griffen from the Minnesota Vikings:
Devon Still from the Cincinnati Bengals:
Big s/o to the @NFL for giving us a voice and dedicating a week for players to represent the things that mean most to us. I won't be able to wear them this year due to injury but happy Leah was able to help create this design! (GOLDfor childhood cancer, PINK because she's a princess) #mycausemycleats #leahstrong #stillstrong #alwaysstrong
On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. One in three women have been victims of some form of physical violence by an intimate partner within their lifetime.
Deandre Hopkins from the Houston Texans:
— Deandre Hopkins (@Nukdabomb) November 29, 2016
Help the Homeless
Women and children represent the fastest growing groups of the homeless population nationally and among homeless families, 90 percent are female-headed.
Emmanuel Sanders from the Denver Broncos:
Social justice is an issue that’s not only includes racism and ageism but also sexism. Many women are victims of sexism with over 81 percent of women experiencing sexism at work.
Malcolm Jenkins from the Philadelphia Eagles:
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Deandre Hopkins' Twitter