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Broncos safety Justin Simmons runs onto the field during the introductions Dec. 1 before a game against the Los Angeles Chargers in Denver.

Where the good news shines

Out with the Broncos boos.

In with the human cheers.

Get on your feet Thursday night at Empower Field at Mile High as the Broncos honor over 70 cancer survivors throughout the game against the Indianapolis Colts. The “Fight Like a Bronco” initiative will include a pregame reception for the survivors, who will meet Broncos executives.

The real stars of Thursday Night Football will be celebrated at halftime.

The cancer survivors will be introduced Broncos-style — running out of the tunnel, fire and smoke booming, names called over the PA system. Guests were selected in partnership with the American Cancer Society Colorado, Children’s Hospital Colorado, Ford, UCHealth and U.S. Bank.

“Fight Like a Bronco” is a yearlong campaign focusing on prevention and screenings, support for cancer patients, the celebration of survivors and honoring Coloradans lost to cancer.

—Paul Klee

("Colorado Sunshine" celebrates the good news in sports. Suggestions encouraged through Denver Gazette sports editor Paul Klee at paul.klee@gazette.com.)

(Contact Gazette sports columnist Paul Klee at paul.klee@gazette.com or on Twitter at @bypaulklee.)