Over a dozen Tampa Bay Buccaneers players and staff shaved their heads Tuesday to raise money for pediatric cancer. The event was organized in support of Cut for a Cure which then in turn donated $10,000 to the Pediatric Cancer Foundation.
A picture of some of the event was tweeted by WDAE:
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Children who are currently fighting cancer will attend the event to help the players shave their heads.
Foundation executive director, Nancy Crane, praised what the team was doing in the community.
“They are always there,’’ Crane said. “An event like this connects the players and the kids, who are the future fans of the Bucs. Our mission is to eliminate childhood cancer, and we are making a huge difference with your help. Thank you to all the players.’’
According to the Buccaneers chief operating officer Brian Ford, at least 17 staff members and 14 players were scheduled to attend.
The Cut for a Cure website stated the following names were scheduled to attend:
Kicker Connor Barth
Tackle Emmett Cleary
Long snapper Andrew DePaola
Defensive end Michael Johnson
Defensive end William Gholston
Linebacker Ka’lial Glaud
Quarterback Mike Glennon
Running back Mike James
Punter Michael Koenen
Defensive Tackle Clinton McDonald
Offensive lineman Patrick Omameh
Safety Keith Tandy
Chief Operating Officer Brian Ford
General Counsel David Cohen
Director of Sales Deno Anagnost
Senior Manager of Team Operations Tim Jarocki
Public Relations Manager Allen Barrett
Business Administration Manager Caleb Quaid
Community Relations Coordinator Steve Fidura
Public Relations Assistant Chris King
Group Account Executive Seth Shuman
Member Relations Associate Davi Sherwin
Public Relations Intern Tim Akins
Team Operations Intern Tim Drury
Crane said the foundation raised $286,000 thus far, making sure to let people know that it costs $13,000 per child to begin a clinical trial.
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