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Real Bears Wear Pink



    Real Bears Wear Pink
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    Earl Bennett and Johnny Knox

    As the Bears and NFL have done in season's past, they are celebrating Breast Cancer Awareness month by pinking up the player's uniforms, the stadiums and goal posts throughout the month of October. Even the coin tossed at the beginning of each game will be pink.

    Bears safety Chris Harris tweeted a picture of the shoes he will wear for the month, but the Bears' involvement won't stop with wearing pink gloves, shoes and armbands.

    They want their fans involved, which is why the team is selling "Real Bears Fans Wear Pink" shirts. The Bears want every fan who watches their home game on October 17 to be wearing the "Real Fans Wear Pink" shirts. Going for $20, you can purchase them online or at any branch of the NorthShore University Health System. Proceeds will go to Bears Care and neighborhood programs that help breast cancer survivors.

    Maybe Johnny Knox wearing pink will be brushed off by many as a token gesture, but if it convinces one woman to get a mammogram, it's good enough for us. Kudos to the Bears and NFL for getting involved in this very important fight.