CHARACTER COUNTS

Larry Fitzgerald Foundation to help raise funds for breast cancer research

Oct 1, 2022, 11:30 AM
Larry Fitzgerald speaks with the media during the Super Bowl LVI head coach and MVP press conferenc...
Larry Fitzgerald speaks with the media during the Super Bowl LVI head coach and MVP press conference at Los Angeles Convention Center on February 14, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images)
(Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images)

The Larry Fitzgerald Foundation and DraftKings are collaborating this month on an initiative with a goal of donating $100,000 for breast cancer research and support for those impacted.

Fitzgerald is an active supporter of the fight against breast cancer. His mother, Carol, died while battling the disease in 2003.

“What we’ve accomplished already alongside DraftKings is inspiring, especially knowing our teams share the same ethos as we bring minds together to build vehicles that help the lives of others,” Fitzgerald said in a press release. “October is a meaningful month personally and for my family … Launching the Pink ‘Em program over the past few years resonates with me and shows we’re on the right path to making a difference for those affected by breast cancer.”

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Since launching the Pink ‘Em initiative in 2019, DraftKings’ monthlong program has received more than $330,000 in donations through free-to-play, pick ‘em pools during the NFL’s October game slate.

Pink ‘Em charity pools will be offered during Weeks 4-8 of the NFL schedule. For each of the first 20,000 pool entries each week, DraftKings will donate $1 to The Larry Fitzgerald Foundation to fund breast cancer research and support for those impacted.

Established in 2005, the self-stated mission of The Larry Fitzgerald Foundation is to support youth education and breast cancer awareness by providing equitable access and support for underrepresented families and communities both nationally and internationally.

Fitzgerald played 17 seasons with the Cardinals and ranks second in NFL career receiving yards and career receptions, trailing only Jerry Rice.

Life Changer Loans
character counts

Character Counts is a registered trademark of the Josephson Institute.

Character Counts

Kaiya De Silva (Photo courtesy Kaiya De Silva)...
Zach Larson

Mountain View golf’s Kaiya De Silva takes school spirit to another level

Kaiya De Silva, a Mountain View High School senior, takes pride in helping recognize all of her Toro classmates and their contributions.
4 days ago
Offensive tackle Kelvin Beachum #68 of the Arizona Cardinals is introduced during the NFL game at S...
Arizona Sports

Kelvin Beachum, Lorenzo Alexander start enrichment series at school in Phoenix

Cardinals right tackle Kelvin Beachum values serving his community and has done so since he signed with Arizona in 2020.
8 days ago
(Arizona Cardinals photo)...
Wills Rice

Kyler Murray unites with fan he inspired during boy’s cancer treatment

Despite not suiting up for Monday's game, Kyler Murray flew Hector Nahle Jr., his parents and sister to Mexico City.
9 days ago
...
Zach Larson

Mountain View pom captain Kayla Smith takes leadership beyond high school

Mountain View High School is historically one of the best schools in terms of athletics. The Toros' pom team is no different.
12 days ago
Portland Trail Blazers forward Justise Winslow shoots over Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton (22) d...
Jordan Leandre

Ayton family raising money for charity through family recipes

Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton and his mother Andrea partnered with Fox Restaurant Concepts to raise money for Helping Hands for Single Moms.
17 days ago
Kelvin Beachum #68 of the Arizona Cardinals leads teammates onto the field before the NFL game agai...
Jordan Leandre

Arizona Cardinals OT Kelvin Beachum wins record 5th NFLPA Community MVP

Arizona Cardinals OT Kelvin Beachum won his record fifth weekly NFLPA Community MVP after a food drive at Eisenhower high school in Mesa.
22 days ago
Larry Fitzgerald Foundation to help raise funds for breast cancer research