During National Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, Green Bay Packers defensive back Tramon Williams and his wife Shantrell are hosting the first annual Pink Powder Puff game to raise money and awareness for the fight against breast cancer.
“Because of my family’s journey with breast cancer, I have always wanted to be a part of the movement to find a cure for the disease,” said Shantrell Williams. “Our collective work and support can bring awareness, education, and save the lives of my family and countless others now and for generations to come.”
Tramon and other Packer players will coach their wives in the Pink Powder Puff game which will be held at Ashwaubenon High School on Tuesday, October 22. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. and kickoff is at 6 p.m. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society’s breast cancer research, patient support, and awareness efforts.
The rosters are as follows:
Green Team White Team
Coach Tramon Williams Coach: Davon House
Shantrell Williams (Williams, #38) Tamika Jones (Jones, #89)
Nicolette Burnett (Burnett, #42) Trisha House (House, #31)
Heaven Daniels (Daniels, #76) Courtney Finley (Finley, #88)
Molly Crosby (Crosby, #2) Lindsey Kuhn (Kuhn, #35)
Vee Jolly (Jolly,#97) Abbie Bulaga (Bulaga, #77)
Audi Perry (Perry,#53) Mindy Bennett (Bennett, #34)
Rosie Sierra (Quarless, #81) Antavious Odneal (Boyd, #93) Laura Ford (Lang, #70) Emily Nelson (Nelson, #87)
Kaleigh Blakley (Hill, #20) Abbie DeVries (Taylor, #82)
Laura Hawk (Hawk, #50)
“The American Cancer Society has been saving lives for 100 years. As proof of our progress, breast cancer death rates have dropped by 33 percent since the early 1990s,” said Laurie Bertrand, American Cancer Society Senior Manager, Community Events. “The progress we’re making is remarkable but it’s no time to rest. We need supporters like the Williams to help us finish the fight against breast cancer.”
Tickets for the game are available online at makingstrideswalk.org/greenbaywi or at the American Cancer Society office at 790 Marvelle Lane in Green Bay. The cost is $7 for those 11 and older, $5 for ages 6 to 10 and free for children 5 and under. For more information contact Laurie Bertrand at 920-321-1361 or at email@example.com.
About the American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers saving lives and fighting for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. As the largest voluntary health organization, the Society's efforts have contributed to a 20 percent decline in cancer death rates in the U.S. since 1991, and a 50 percent drop in smoking rates. Thanks in part to our progress nearly 14 million Americans who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will celebrate more birthdays this year. As we mark our 100th birthday in 2013, we're determined to finish the fight against cancer. We're finding cures as the nation’s largest private, not-for-profit investor in cancer research, ensuring people facing cancer have the help they need and continuing the fight for access to quality health care, lifesaving screenings, clean air, and more. For more information, to get help, or to join the fight, call us anytime, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.
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