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Joe Flacco lends name to breast cancer cause

The Baltimore Ravens and the NFL have rallied against breast cancer for years. 

Now Joe Flacco is going even further on his own.

The quarterback has lent his name to The Red Devils for a new "Pink Power" T-shirt. The Red Devils will use money raised by the shirts to help breast cancer patients and their families. The tees feature a pink silhouette of Flacco, his name and the well-recognized breast cancer ribbon.

And unlike most of the gestures pro ball players make on behalf of breast cancer -- wearing pink shoes or gloves for certain games -- this pink is the real breast cancer pink. Soft pink. Not the magenta shade that the players wear, perhaps hoping that the bolder shade is more manly than the softer one.  As if that could ever be a problem for the likes of a Ray Lewis or a Haloti Ngata.

The $27 shirts will be available through October. Learn more and order one at: www.thereddevilsmd.org and www.joeflacco5.com.

Flacco is also donating a pair of signed spikes to the organization's Bull and Oyster Roast on Nov. 3.

"We are honored and delighted to be the beneficiary of Joe Flacco's commemorative T-shirt sales this fall," Red Devils executive director Jan Wilson said in a release. "Receiving these proceeds will make an impact on the lives of families in Maryland living with breast cancer."

jill.rosen@baltsun.com

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