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 ... Read More
10.05.2011 / Blog Posts Community Redskins
Breast Cancer has affected many people's lives, including that of Redskins Owner Dan Snyder and his wife Tanya.
As an official Breast Cancer Awareness Spokesperson for the NFL, and a Breast Cancer survivor herself, Tanya Snyder is especially dedicated to supporting the cause during the month of October, recognized nationally as Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
In this candid interview, Mrs. Snyder explains how breast cancer affected her personally and discusses how women can be proactive. She also talks about helping the NFL raise over $1 million for the American Cancer Society!
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10.04.2011 / Blog Posts Community
Breast cancer will kill nearly 40,000 women in America this year, making it the second leading cause of cancer deaths among women, but greater awareness about and access to early detection measures can save lives.
It is with that in mind that Tanya Snyder, wife of Redskins owner Daniel M. Snyder, along with the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius, joined cancer advocates and survivors today to emphasize the importance of breast cancer awareness and recognize the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP).
The program has given low-income, uninsured ... Read More
10.03.2011 / Blog Posts Community Redskins
A typical NFL stadium uses enough electricity in a year to power about 1,000 average U.S. homes, leaving some football teams with annual power bills of more than a million dollars.
Energy Now correspondent Tyler Suiters visits two NFL franchises to learn how some teams are investing in renewable energy to save money and help the environment, and he meets players who are taking some green initiatives of their own.
Among the teams visited? The Washington Redskins of course. Suiters interviews Redskins owner Dan Snyder about the NRG Energy solar installment at FedExField, set to generate about 20 ... Read More
09.29.2011 / Blog Posts Community Redskins
Washington Redskins wide receiver Donté Stallworth kicked off the American Heart Association’s annual ‘Recess’ event in Washington, DC on Tuesday, leading over 200 children in warm-ups and educating them on the importance of exercising.
‘Recess’ focuses on fighting childhood obesity using educational activities that teach children how to stay active and lead healthier lives. Held at the Watkins Recreation Center in Southeast DC, children enjoyed various activity stations including:
- ‘Cheer Station’ hosted by the Redskins Cheerleaders
- ‘Pigskin Toss’ hosted by the DC Divas
- ‘Nutrition’ led by Holli Thompson Nutritional Style
- Obstacle course, led by PULSE
- A Zumba station from ... Read More
09.26.2011 / Blog Posts Community Redskins
Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall and outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan joined Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell last week to kick off the Play60 Challenge at Albert Hill Middle School in Richmond, leading 50 students in a series of exercises.
The youth fitness event served as the background for the 2011 launch of the "Redskins Play 60 Challenge" across the entire Commonwealth of Virginia for all sixth, seventh, and eighth-grade students, which encourages youth to be active for 60 minutes every day as a way to combat childhood obesity.
The Redskins Play 60 Challenge, GlaxoSmithKline’s Healthy Communities program, and the Governor’s ... Read More
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