Chris Cooley, Tanya Snyder, Roger Goodell discuss breast cancer awareness
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, something you're reminded of every time you watch an NFL game and see bright pink mixing with team colors.
Three with ties to the NFL and to the disease were on "Today" this morning talking about its impact on their lives. The mom of Redskins tight end Chris Cooley is a survivor of Stage III breast cancer and, as Cooley readily admits, is "so much tougher" than he is. Tanya Snyder, the wife of Redskins owner Daniel Snyder, is a survivor and Commissioner Roger Goodell's mother died of the disease.
"When I get to the locker room," Cooley said, "and just see pink gloves and cleats in my locker, it definitely makes me reflect on what my mom went through and I feel so fortunate."
"It changes you," said Snyder, a spokesperson for the NFL's awareness campaign. "It changed me now and always will, which is why I'm here today to hopefully make a difference."
| October 15, 2010; 10:54 AM ET
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