MNF crew visits KU Cancer Center as part of Chiefs, V Foundation partnership

The MNF crew and Kansas City Chiefs legends visit The University of Kansas Hospital.
(Photo courtesy of the Kansas City Chiefs)

Now that the NFL has broadened its Crucial Catch breast cancer awareness campaign to tackle multiple types of cancer, for the very first time an NFL team – the Kansas City Chiefs – is partnering with the V Foundation for Cancer Research and The University of Kansas Health System. Over the weekend, ESPN Monday Night Football analyst Jon Gruden, play-by-play commentator Sean McDonough and sideline reporter Lisa Salters spent time with doctors, patients, and former Kansas City Chief players Bobby Bell and Jan Stenerud at The University of Kansas Cancer Center.

ESPN VP, Corporate Citizenship, Kevin Martinez said, “We are thrilled the Kansas City Chiefs and The University of Kansas Health System are partnering with the V Foundation. The hospital visit was a reminder of the importance of uniting together to defeat this dreadful disease.”

In Week 5 of the season, the NFL will unveil its expanded Crucial Catch efforts in a major way.

MNF crew visits The University of Kansas Hospital: Photo identifications

Pictured in the photo above:

First row, top of stairs (L-R): Bobby Bell, Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker and Chiefs Alumni; K.C. Wolf (mascot)

Second row (L-R): Mark Donovan, President, Kansas City Chiefs; Sean McDonough, ESPN play-by-play commentator; Lisa Salters, ESPN sideline reporter; Jon Gruden, ESPN analyst

Third row (L-R): Jan Stenerud, Pro Football Hall of Fame kicker and Chiefs Alumni; Norm Bowling, Chief Revenue Officer, V Foundation

Fourth row, bottom of stairs, (L-R): Dr. Joseph McGuirk, Medical Director, Bone and Marrow Transplant, The University of Kansas Cancer Center; Bob Page, President & CEO, The University of Kansas Health System

EDITOR’S NOTE: In the video above taken from the Oct. 2 ESPN Monday Night Football telecast, ESPN’s Sean McDonough discusses the MNF crew’s hospital visit. In the video below, Monday Night Countdown’s Suzy Kolber announces the Kansas City Chiefs, University of Kansas Health System and the V Foundation partnership.