Tom Brady, Tampa Bay Buccaneers players and staff raise more than $117,000 for pediatric cancer research and encourage others to support the mission
TAMPA, Fla. (June 9, 2022) – The Tampa Bay Buccaneers continued championing the fight against childhood cancer through June 8’s “Cut and Color for a Cure” event, benefitting the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation (NPCF). More than 50 Buccaneers players and staff, including Tom Brady, had their heads and facial hair shaved or colored by pediatric cancer warriors and called on the community to help support the search for a cure at www.nationalpcf.org/bucs.
The Buccaneers raised more than $117,000 towards this year’s event, totaling the eight-year partnership donations at $600,000. Notable participants for the cause include head coach Todd Bowles, general manager Jason Licht, vice president of player personnel John Spytek and players including Tom Brady, Mike Evans, Will Gholston, Luke Goedeke, Logan Hall, Ryan Jensen, Pat O’Connor, Donovan Smith, and Tristan Wirfs.
“The time, money and support from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers truly demonstrate that they are more than just a sports team, but leaders in our community,” said National Pediatric Cancer Foundation CEO David Frazier. “With 43 children diagnosed with cancer each day, we are on a race to fund and find a cure, and we are grateful for the support from the Buccaneers… and beyond.”
The National Pediatric Cancer Foundation, a nonprofit organization headquartered in Tampa, is dedicated to funding research to eliminate childhood cancer. Its focus is to find less toxic, more targeted treatments by partnering with leading hospitals nationwide through research initiatives. NPCF is advocating for new solutions that promote significant advances in addressing pediatric cancer. Currently, the organization is seeking research proposals through The 43 Challenge program, a $4.3 million research grant opportunity for professionals in any field with innovative ideas to help cure childhood cancer.
TAMPA, FL – June 08, 2022 – Quarterback Tom Brady #12 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers has his hair
colored during the 8th annual Cut/Color for a Cure at AdventHealth Training Center.
Photo By Kyle Zedaker/Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The National Pediatric Cancer Foundation is actively seeking resources and support in its mission to eradicate pediatric cancer. Donations for the Buc’s Cut and Color campaign can be made at www.nationalpcf.org/bucs or for ongoing support at www.nationalpcf.org.
About National Pediatric Cancer Foundation
The National Pediatric Cancer Foundation (founded in 1991) is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to funding research to eliminate childhood cancer. We govern a unique, collaborative research consortium (called the Sunshine Project) consisting of physicians and scientists from thirty-two of the top hospitals in the nation. We collaborate to idealize and aggregate the best scientific ideas and fund innovative research. The NPCF has received a perfect 100% score for financial health and transparency and is recognized as the top-rated cancer charity in the U.S. by Charity Navigator. For more information, visit NationalPCF.org or connect via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
About the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are in their 47th year as members of the National Football League and compete in the National Football Conference’s South Division. They were purchased by the late Malcolm Glazer in 1995 and are currently owned by the Glazer Family. Established in 1976, the Buccaneers have totaled seven division championships, two conference championships and two Super Bowl Championships, including Super Bowl LV that was played on their home field at Raymond James Stadium. The Buccaneers are also very active in the community, with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Foundation and the Glazer Vision Foundation. For more information, visit www.buccaneers.com.