PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Some Pittsburgh Steelers players took off the pads and put on chef’s hats on Friday for a good cause.

They joined Magee-Womens Hospital to help spread the word about how nutrition can aid in the fight against breast cancer

Trash talking took on a new flavor at the event as linebacker Arthur Moats and running back Will Johnson faced off against the special teams tandem of kickers Chris Boswell and Jordan Berry.

The recipe throw down thrilled the audience clad in pink, showing their love of the Steelers and their journey as breast cancer patients and survivors.

Jessica Costa and her mother-in-law, Debbie, both survived breast cancer and are learning how proper nutrition can keep them healthy.

“Sitting with the other ladies at the table and their tips on what they’re eating, it was awesome. We were taking notes on the back of a piece of paper sharing tips, so that was pretty cool,” said Jessica.

Berry and Johnson have both been touched by the disease, witnessing the toll it can take on families.

“I lost my aunt to breast cancer,” said Johnson. “That’s why I was telling the group that this is something that is very near and dear to my heart, and it’s awesome on Sundays that I can go out there and wear pink to show my support. These women are unbelievable and show their strength.”

“All these women here to have gone through it and come through as survivors, it’s obviously a great testament to them and their character,” said Berry.

The guests gave the chefs’ dishes a good taste and good scores. In the end, it was a tie.

No overtime here though, just smiles, and a sense that the real winners in the room are those battling breast cancer with all they’ve got.

Johnson says, as an athlete, he’s very aware of how a healthy diet can affect your health.

This marked the seventh year for the healthy cooking demonstration.

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