10.06.2011 / Blog Posts Community
By now we all know October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but Chris Cooley isn’t stopping there.
The All-Pro tight end has organized his third annual “Cooleys for a Cure” rally to benefit breast cancer research, hosting the event this Monday, Oct. 10 from 7-10 pm at Clyde’s in Ashburn.
“We have all been touched by cancer in some way ... and we all have the power to make a difference. That's why I have chosen to fight back right here in my own community,” Chris said.
Chris Cooley’s mom, Nancy, was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer in 2008. After four months of chemotherapy, six surgeries and 28 radiation treatments, Nancy is a three-year survivor.
Chris' mom shares her story on his site:
On a Friday while driving to work, I received a call from my doctor telling me that I had breast cancer. It was one week before Chris and Christy’s wedding. I had many relatives coming to town that weekend and the next week. Instead of being able to focus on seeing everyone and celebrating Chris and Christy’s wedding, the only thoughts in my head were “I have cancer..."
During the past three years, I have met many women who are battling cancer – Kathy, Noel, Regina, Karin, Della, and Kim. These are six women who reached out to me after learning that they had breast cancer. They are all mothers, daughters, sisters, and wives. I’m so grateful that they too have successfully battled cancer so far.
Tickets are $65, which covers food, wine, beer and soft drinks. A few Redskins players will be in attendance and some big ticket items are expected to grace the auction table!
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