Good morning, 12s. Here's a look at what's out there today — Tuesday, December 7— about your Seattle Seahawks.
Russell Wilson Awards Check For $2.7 Million For Pediatric Cancer Research
Back in July, Russell Wilson's Why Not You foundation launched Immuno Heroes, a fundraising campaign in partnership with Safeway and Albertsons. The goal was to raise $3 million for the immunotherapy program at Seattle Children's Hospitals, to provide treatment and carry out groundbreaking research to improve the lives of children dealing with cancer.
"We are fortunate to have Seattle Children's in our backyard leading the way in childhood cancer care and providing groundbreaking immunotherapy treatment to kids around the world," Wilson said at the time. "Pediatric cancer research is underfunded by the federal government and this life-saving program needs our support. As captain of the Immuno Heroes, I want to call on everyone to support our team, be a hero and donate to Immuno Heroes to help make a very real impact in the lives of children with cancer."
Fans were able to donate at Safeway and Albertons stores, and they responded in a big way. The campaign nearly reached its goal of $3 million, and on Monday, Wilson, the Why Not You Foundation and Safeway awarded the Seattle Children's immunotherapy program with the check for $2.7 million.
Philanthropy has been a part of Wilson's persona since he arrived in Seattle. The quarterback has regularly made visits to patients at Seattle Children's since 2012. He and his wife Ciara donated $1.75 million to open up the Why Not You Academy in Des Moines, just south of Seattle, last year. The couple also donated a million meals to Food Lifeline through Feeding America as the COVID-19 pandemic swept across the globe in early 2020.
Social Post Of The Day
Nick Bellore continues to get creative as he asks for your votes on behalf of the Seahawks' specialists.
More From Around The Web
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Also at Seahawks.com, see how players reacted on social media following Sunday’s win.
Bob Condotta and Adam Jude of the Seattle Times answer questions following the Seahawks’ win.
710 ESPN's John Clayton says Russell Wilson looked like himself again in Sunday’s win over the 49ers.
Gregg Bell of The News Tribune on the reactions from Seahawks players after playing alongside Adrian Peterson for the first time.