As the New York Giants prepare for their next game, some familiar faces return to the practice field: Eli Manning and Tom Coughlin.
Both former Giants quarterbacks and coaches had a lot to share during their visit, reminiscing about championships and memories from 2007 and 2011.
But Manning and Coughlin share more than just memories.
The two happened to be working together again on a cause close to their hearts: raising awareness about childhood cancer.
Coughlin established the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund in 1996 in honor of the late Jay McGillis, a member of Coughlin’s team at Boston College , suffering from leukemia.
“Going through this with his family and watching them and being with him had a huge impact on Judy and me,” he shared. “I told Judy that if we had the opportunity to give back, we would do it in the name and spirit of Jay McGillis.”
That dedication inspired Manning to work with his former coach.
“That passion really inspired me to get more involved and look for different ways, which is how I got involved with the Tackling Childhood Cancer initiative,” he said. “Since we’re helping the same type of people and helping families who are battling cancer, maybe we can work together to raise more awareness, and that’s how we came up with the idea of ’Show Us Your Team.’ “
The two are also looking for help to spread awareness.
“We want people to show us your team,” Coughlin said. “Get together, take a picture, and send it over.”
Those interested in participating are asked to take a photo and post it to social media using the hashtag #ShowUsYourTeam and the following tags: @tcjayfund or @TackleKidsCancr
Donations are also welcome.
“If they want to send a check, that’s fine,” Coughlin said.
One donation, one selfie, and a team effort to fight childhood cancer.
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