ASHWAUBENON - Packers wives and girlfriends took to the field just like their men Tuesday evening, playing in the first-ever Pink Powder Puff Game for Breast Cancer Awareness.
Decked out in pink, bedazzled Packers jerseys, players' wives and girlfriends ran out onto the field at Ashwaubenon High School as their names were bellowed out over the P.A.
Tramon Williams and his wife Shantrell hosted the powder puff flag football game to raise awareness for a cause that's severely affected their family.
"Four generations of my women in my family on the maternal side have had breast cancer. My mom was diagnosed last June,” said Shantrell Williams.
Williams says her mother's cancer is now in remission.
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But for those who aren't as lucky, the Williams wanted to do something to give back.
"They love football here and they always get behind their Green Bay Packers, so we thought of doing this game,” said her husband Tramon.
Breast cancer survivors we spoke to out here this evening say to know the Packers and their wives are behind them makes them feel less alone."
"It feels good to know that even if they are a football player or a movie star, or just a simple person from Green Bay, that we all have the same path,” said Kristi Sarosiek, a breast cancer survivor.
And the American Cancer Society says having the Packers support its cause of breast cancer awareness has been a big boost.
But no matter how much money was raised, the Packers wives say they hope their display of bravery on the field here will give hope to women bravely facing the fight of their life against cancer.
The American Cancer Society says it estimates the Powder Puff Game raised more than $15,000 in the fight against breast cancer.
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