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Titans Cheerleaders Jena and Clair are Tickled Pink to Honor Their Moms and Promote Awareness

Jena (left) and Clair (right) honor their moms at the October 23rd Titans-Texans game

 

For Tennessee Titans Cheerleaders Jena and Clair, this past Sunday’s game against the Texans was a special day of recognition and remembrance. Throughout October, the NFL’s “A Crucial Catch” campaign, in partnership with the American Cancer Society, emphasizes the importance of annual screenings, especially for women who are 40 and older. During the game in Nashville, part of that recognition of breast cancer survivors included Jena and Clair’s moms, both named Debbie, who are now cancer free.

Jena is an accountant and graduate of the University of Memphis. She is a three sport dance star, cheering for minor league baseball, the Predators of the NHL, and now in her third season with the Titans Cheerleaders. Clair is also in her third season with the Titans, and also part of the musical trio, Danger Love Saint.

For Jena’s mom, this was going to be a complete surprise, and Jena’s main concern was that Jena would be a blubbering mess on the field. Clair was calm and cool pre-game, but said that she her mom was probably a bit nervous about being on the field. After Titans Cheerleaders performed their routine during the break between the first and second quarters, Jena and Clair’s moms were escorted onto the field, and presented with gifts as the public address system introduced them to the fans. Upon the statement that the two TTC moms were cancer free, the throngs of LP Field cheered with monumental volume.

The recognition of breast cancer survivors actually started during player introductions, as women from the area lined up on the field during the introduction of the Titans players. Then at kickoff, pink ribboned the entire stadium as the Cheerleaders and fans all held up pink cards. Pink was the color of the day, for poms, mascots, and in the jerseys the Titans Cheerleaders wore throughout most of the game.

Jena and her mom Debbie in the tunnel prior to the game

Clair and her mom Debbie during the recognition

The Titans Cheerleaders are joined by breast cancer survivors for player introductions

Jena leads the way as LP Field supports the fight against breast cancer.

From Bri's pink poms to mascots going pink, awareness was in the house

All apparel worn at games by players and coaches, along with special game balls and pink coins will be auctioned off at NFL Auction (www.NFL.com/auction), with proceeds benefiting the American Cancer Society and team charities.

This upcoming Sunday, for the second season in a row, Jena will be dressed as her childhood hero, Wonder Woman, for the Halloween game. It is no wonder that Jena loves Wonder Woman, she has one in her own family.

Congratulations to Jena and Clair’s moms for their amazing spirit, and thanks to Jena and Clair for their time to speak to UltimateCheerleaders. We also thank Titans Cheerleaders Director Stacie Kinder, and Titans media staff Robbie Bohren and Alex Garmezy for all of their assistance. And keep your eye on UltimateCheerleaders for upcoming interviews and photos of the Titans Cheerleaders.

Here are some more photos from last weeks game, recognizing the awareness of breast cancer:

Jena and her mom Debbie on the field

Jena with breast cancer survivors during player introductions

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