FOR IMMEDIATE PRESS RELEASE
DeSean Jackson, wide receiver, Washington Redskins, and CEO of The DeSean Jackson Foundation, extends his humble, sincere gratitude to the Fenton High School, Fenton, MI, students, faculty and administration for joining AGS Middle School in a collaborative “Purple Out” to help DeSean raise awareness to the dreadful disease, Pancreatic Cancer, which Jackson’s father, William “Bill” Jackson died from during DeSean’s rookie year with the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Purple Out campaign was developed by AGS Middle School in 2013 to advocate for the National Football League to give equal consideration to Pancreatic Cancer Awareness as the league gives to campaigns for breast cancer, youth obesity, and most recently, domestic violence.
The students will continue to advocate for the NFL to allow the teams to wear purple during the month of November in to raise awareness to this dreadful disease for which there is no cure and receives less funding than other types of cancers. DeSean and his mother, Gayle, are honored that the students in Fenton reached out to DeSean and are committed to helping them achieve their goal.
Contact for Fenton High School: Jill Smigielski (810) 591-7700, firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact for the DeSean Jackson Foundation: http://www.deseanjacksonfoundation.org