New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning is a recent co-winner of the Walter Payton Man of the Year award. Eli got this award because of his dedication to fighting childhood cancer. In 2015 he partnered with Tackle Kids Cancer, a charity run by the Children’s Cancer Institute at the Hackensack University Medical Center. The idea was, you guessed it, to tackle childhood cancers.
Eli was inspired by how kids can and do help other kids who are in need. He encourages kids in scout troops and sports teams to donate to charities to fight cancer. Eli was happy to see this take off and introduced Eli’s Challenge for Tackle Kids Cancer, in which he pledges to match donations for the first $100,000.
Since the start of the charity, Tackle Kids Cancer has raised more than $4.5 million. Every single dollar earned is sent to the Children’s Cancer Institute at Hackensack University Medical Center.
Everyone needs to step up if we want to see an end to cancer. It’s something that ends too many lives too soon. If we want to help, we have to donate to the cause. Tackle Kids Cancer is a foundation that can help save children’s lives. If we all join hands and truly tackle childhood cancers, this disease could become a memory and children could live wonderful lives.