We see football players sporting pink every year as part of Breast Cancer Awareness month, but a gesture by a semi-pro squad in Georgia had a more personal feel.

The North Georgia Panthers recently dedicated one of their games to Monica Santamaria, a mother who has been battling the disease for four months. The players and cheerleaders were decked out in pink, and all the proceeds from the contest went to Santamaria. The team raised more than $5,000, which will be a significant help as Santamaria and her family pay for treatment.

"I'm just really overwhelmed with joy, just to see people's kindness," Santamaria told Atlanta's Fox 5.

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To read more about Santamaria or to make a donation, check out her blog.