While the New York Giants are focusing on the 2013 season, they are also finding time for more important things, such as charity.
On June 5, Tom Coughlin, Mark Herzlich and Chris Snee will be at the Wyckoff Family YMCA as part of a VIP “Meet and Greet.” The reason for their appearance is Frank Chamberlin, who grew up in the area, played football for Boston College, and eventually played in the NFL, was diagnosed with an anaplastic astrocytoma last year. All proceeds raised by the event will be donated to Chamberlin and his family to help treat this rare form of brain cancer. While the event is expensive, attendees get to take pictures with Coughlin, Herzlich, Snee, and other Giants players who may be in attendance.
It is also particularly inspiring and important to note Herzlich’s attendance. In May 2009, at the age of 21, Herzlich was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer. Once enduring several months of treatment, Herzlich was proudly cancer free. After sitting out the 2009 football season, Herzlich returned in 2010 to college football, and by July 2011 he had signed with the Giants as an undrafted free agent. One of Herzlich’s proudest moments was winning the Super Bowl with the Giants. Upon arriving in Indianapolis, he tweeted:
In addition to battling a fight with cancer, Herzlich, too attended Boston College. It’s great to see players and coaches alike helping out the community, and it’s just one more reason to support the 2013 New York Giants.