Eli Manning’s campaign raises over $250,000 for critical cancer research
Eli Manning is an American football star who initiated a campaign ‘Eli’s Challenge’ to raise money for the critical cancer research. The campaign is part of the Tackle Kids Cancer Program, that raises money for the Children’s Cancer Institute at Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center.
Local communities and over 500 youths from the world joined in hands to celebrate raising more than $250,000 as a part of ‘Eli’s Challenge’.
It is truly inspiring to see how many community groups held bake sales, car washes and other fundraisers for this cause, and I want to challenge more of them to join our team, said Eli Manning.
Five of the most innovative, creative and successful fundraising campaigns created by kids and community groups were honored, resulting in a check for $250,000 from ‘Eli’s Challenge’ to the Tackle Kids Cancer program. Emcee and NBC4 New York Sports Anchor Bruce Beck, Giants Legend Shaun O’Hara, Knicks Legend John Starks and New York Red Bulls Goalie Luis Robles joined Manning in paying tribute to community groups.
We value our relationship with Hackensack University Medical Center and are honored to be part of Tackle Kids Cancer. The work that is done by the Children’s Cancer Institute and those who have contributed to Tackle Kids Cancer has served as an inspiration to Eli and all of us. We are proud of Eli’s work in our community and his selfless support of the Children’s Cancer Institute. Said, Allison Stangeby, vice president of Community and Corporate Relations.
In the US, pediatric cancer is the number one cause of death among children. The Children’s Cancer Institute at Hackensack University Medical Center consists of dedicated clinicians and researchers specializing in pediatric cancer. With more than 100 active oncology and transplant clinical trials currently open, it is leading the charge to cure childhood cancer.