November 28, 2013
DeSean Jackson, CEO, of the DeSean Jackson Foundation, has teamed up with the Farm Bureau of Virginia to raise awareness and funds for research for Pediatric Cancer. DeSean Jackson and his mother, Gayle Jackson, are taking time out from their national campaign raising awareness to Pancreatic Cancer to lend their support to the Farm Bureau of Virginia that solicited their support to raise awareness and funds for research for the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in memory of Tomas Musser (2001-2010) who loved football; and, NFL Philadelphia Eagles’ W.R. DeSean Jackson.
According to the American Cancer Society, childhood cancers are rare, making up less than 1% of all cancers diagnosed each year. About 11,630 children in the United States under the age of 15 will be diagnosed with cancer in 2013. Childhood cancer rates have been rising slightly for the past few decades. Because of the major treatment advances in recent decades more than 80% of children with cancer now survive 5 year or more.
DeSean Jackson commends St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital for the crucial role it plays in battling pediatric cancer and appeals to his fans to support for this extremely worthy cause. One Team, One Purpose!
Media may contact: Joel Pugh, Smyth Farm Bureau, 254 S. Main Street, Marion, VA 24351, (276) 783-6148.