We were happy to speak with Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Lawrence Timmons this week, just after he subbed for injured teammate James Harrison at the ROLB spot in Pittsburgh's 38-17 win over the Tennessee Titans. We talked about Lawrence's progression as a multi-dimensional defender since the Steelers drafted him in the first round in 2007, but he had something else on his mind, and we were pleased to let him share it.
Lawrence is working with Dick's Sporting Goods in a new breast cancer campaign. "I'm proud to team up with Dick's Sporting Goods and their 'October — The Power of Pink' campaign benefitting the National Breast Cancer Foundation," he said in the press release. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Dick's Sporting Goods stores is featuring various pink ribbon products from partner brands at their retail stores and online at www.DicksSportingGoods.com/pink. In addition, to further support Breast Cancer Awareness, Dick's Sporting Goods is donating $250,000 to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
You can also do your part to show your support for National Breast Cancer Awareness month by uploading your photo to the Endless Ribbon application at www.Facebook.com/DicksSportingGoods. By doing so, your profile photo will be connected to all others who uploaded photos, creating an endless pink ribbon of support.
In our podcast with Lawrence, we discussed the campaign, how the Steelers started out rough with a loss to the Baltimore Ravens and rebounded to stand at 3-2, how he developed his technique as a 3-4 inside linebacker, his relationship with defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau, and why people should still take the Steelers seriously as a Super Bowl contender.
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