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Presidents and Mr. Kraft.JPGBefore today's big win against the Bills, Pats owners Robert and Myra Kraft were on the field to launch Kick Cancer, a season-long initiative to increase cancer awareness among Pats fans. The Krafts were joined by reps from Brigham and Women's Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Pictured, left to right, are Dr. Edward Benz, Jr., president of Dana-Farber, Dr. Elizabeth Nabel, president of Brigham and Women's, Bob and Myra Kraft, Dr. Peter Slavin, president of Mass. General, and Dr. Gary Gottlieb, president of Partners HealthCare.

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