Before Thursday night's NFL matchup between the Giants and Bears even started, the game’s winner was clear: Bears receiver Brandon Marshall.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, which is why many NFL players have been wearing pink cleats with their uniforms to support medical research and foundations that work to fight the disease. That’s legal under NFL rules. But when Marshall announced that he’d wear lime-green cleats of his own on Thursday night to support Mental Illness Awareness Week, which runs from Oct. 6 to 12, it was reported that the NFL would likely fine him for the non-standard uniform tweak.
For National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day, we went green because everyone should be able to reach out for help and be helped.
We’re proud of Rep. Grace F. Napolitano, Congressman Mike Thompson, Congressman Paul D. Tonko, Chicago Bears player Brandon Marshall, and his wife, Michi Marshall, for showing their support and working to destigmatize mental illness.