Registration is now open for the 34th annual Nordstrom Beat the Bridge to Beat Diabetes, and Cliff Avril has formed a team to help support JDRF's mission to find a cure for type 1 diabetes.
Through his Cliff Avril Family Foundation, the Seahawks defensive end will sponsor this year's event and participate in the walk to help fight a disease that's so prevalent in his family.
"Having lost my grandmother to diabetes, who meant so much to me and my mother who also currently lives with the disease, I knew it was my responsibility to use my platform to help make a difference," wrote Avril, who also took part in last year's event with fellow D-linemen Michael Bennett and Brandon Mebane.
In addition to going to support a valuable cause that's close to Avril's heart, 12s who donate certain amounts will be eligible for a few Seahawks-related prizes.
Team members making at least a $50 donation will be invited to a meet-and-greet with Avril the day before the walk. Donations of at least $100 will receive a 'Cliff Club' walk t-shirt and be entered to win a drawing for two tickets to the Seahawks' 2016 home-opener. The 'Cliff Club' member who raises or donates the most money will receive two tickets to the team's home-opener, as well as an autographed Avril jersey.