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Cardinal's Fitzgerald is catching for the cure

Arizona Cardinals' number one wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald is doing his part on the field to raise money and breast cancer awareness, reports.

According to the publication, Fitzgerald recently announced that for every catch he makes in games during the month of October he will donate $1,000 towards breast cancer research. For each touchdown he gets during the month, he will donate $10,000 towards finding a cure.

Breast cancer is close to Fitzgerald's heart as he lost his mother to the disease when she was undergoing treatments in 2003.

To make sure he has plenty of chances to donate money, he told Darren Urban from that the team is doing their part to make sure he gets the ball.

"Man, if I showed you our coaches' playcall sheet, coaches are doing everything in their power to get me the ball," Fitzgerald told the website.

During last Sunday's game, Fitzgerald caught five passes in the first half against the Seattle Seahawks.

Raising awareness and money to find a cure is crucial to giving the 200,000 plus women scheduled to be diagnosed with the disease annually, according to, a chance to survive.
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