Redskins rock pink in October

Redskins rock pink in October
October 4, 2012, 6:55 pm
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The burgundy and gold's signal caller, Robert Griffin III, is breaking in some Pepto pink cleats this week in support of the NFL's Breast Cancer Awareness campaign.

Although the rookie QB has not been personally affected by the disease, it doesn't diminish the importance of the cause for Griffin.

Its just paying tribute to all those who have had to fight breast cancer. Me personally, I dont know if anyone in my family has ever been affected by it. I know it means something to a lot of different people. Sometimes, its not necessarily what youre doing for yourself that can make a difference in this world. Its what youre doing to try to bring awareness to other peoples struggles.

When asked if he will wear a pick sleeve, Griffin simply stated, "There will be a pink sleeve.

Robert isn't the only member of Redskins Nation recognizing Breast Cancer Awareness month. Along with the American Cancer Society, the Skins hosted their 5th annual All-Star Survivors Celebration on Tuesday.

Twenty breast cancer survivors, also know as "All-Stars," received new denim jeans from Gap, wigs, scarves and makeup - topped off with a custom-made pink and burgundy Redskins jersey.

The pampering didn't end there. The women also enjoyed pink adorned appetizers while receiving a makeup session with a licensed cosmetologist, plus an exclusive tour of Redskins Park with a player.

Tanya Snyder - a breast cancer survivor, NFL Breast Cancer Awareness Spokesperson and wife of Redskins owner Daniel M. Snyder - joined Chris Cooley and the Redskins for the event.

Snyder enjoyed the transformations just as much as the women did.

"It really lifts their spirits and puts that lump in my throat too."

Former Redskins' tight end, Chris Cooley, emotionally discussed how this disease affected him personally as his mother successfully won the fight against cancer.

"The Redskins do a phenomenal job of them All-Star Survivors. They all get jerseys, they all get tickets to the game, they get pom-poms to go with the cheerleaders to cheer the guys on...they really have a fun time. Watching them enjoy it, watching them smile as the day goes on is what really makes me happy."

October usually signals yellows, oranges and reds for the changing of the fall foliage guard or orange and black for holiday that had both tricks as well as treats. However, on October 7th as the Redskins host the Falcons, FedEx Field will be a sea of pink.