Creating Breast Cancer Awareness
One of the causes closest to Mr. Fitzgerald's heart is breast cancer research and prevention so we wanted to take a moment to share a snapshot of some of the work the foundation has done in an effort to support breast cancer awareness.
We support the Carol Fitzgerald Memorial Fund which was established in honor of his late mother who passed away from breast cancer in 2003. The Fund supports causes that Mr. Fitzgerald's mother held close to her heart, such as the education of urban youth on HIV/AIDS and breast cancer.
Mr. Fitzgerald has been honored as the recipient of the NFL Players Association Georgetown Lombardi Award, which was established to honor a leader in the sports industry whose life and family have been touched by cancer, and who encourages cancer research, prevention and treatment through awareness and philanthropy. The award is given jointly by the NFL Players Association and the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center in Washington, DC.
Over several seasons of Mr. Fitzgerald's football career, he proved to be a key figure in the NFL’s annual Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, using his play on the field and his popularity on social media to earn funds to help raise awareness for breast cancer research. For several years, Fitzgerald donated thousands of dollars based on his receptions and touchdowns during the month of October.
The Larry Fitzgerald Foundation has donated hundreds of thousand of dollars to organizations engaged in support of breast cancer survivors and breast cancer research. The following organizations have received significant donations as a result of this initiative: The National Breast Cancer Foundation, the American Cancer Society, African American Breast Cancer Alliance, and Sistas of AZ Pink 365 campaign which provided free mammograms.
If you would like to join our fight against breast cancer, please donate today!