October, for me, is the best time to tune into the NFL as players and teams are decked out in pink equipment. As many know, October is breast cancer awareness month and the NFL and its players do a good job in supporting a good cause.
For Larry Fitzgerald, WR, of the Arizona Cardinals, this cause means a lot to him. Larry Fitzgerald’s mother was diagnosed with breast cancer and was being treated in 2003. Sadly, Carol Fitzgerald past away due to a brain hemorrhage while being treated.
It was announced on twitter in the beginning of October that Larry Fitzgerald was going to donate $1,000 for every catch and $10,000 for every touchdown he made, towards breast cancer research. He didn’t stop there though, Fitzgerald announced that for every new person to follow him on twitter, he would donate $0.10. Larry Fitzgerald had gained an enormous amount of support from new and old fans.
With eleven days left in October, Fitzgerald announced via twitter that he would raise the value from $0.10 to $0.25! As October closed, Larry Fitzgerald had caught 19 passes for $19,000 and raised $15,000 from new twitter followers. Larry also participated in a celebrity waiter event which saw the proceeds go towards breast cancer research as well.
It doesn’t stop there, Larry Fitzgerald will be donating $1,000 to 16 nominate charities by the fans, in November. Enter here to nominate a charity! It’s hard not to love athletes who care about the well-being of others!