Dallas Cowboys cornerback, Leon McFadden took time during the holidays to help collect gifts for children in the hospital. McFadden joined Northwestern Mutual and TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation for a Santa Party where he accepted new toys that were donated to Children’s Health Dallas. McFadden is passionate about raising funds and awareness for all cancers, as several members of his family have battled cancer. During the Santa Party, McFadden signed autographs and posed for photos with kids and encouraged guests to continue to serve the community.
Every year, more than 12,500 children and adolescents are diagnosed with cancer in the United States. Childhood cancer is the number one disease killer of children; yet the budget of the National Cancer Institute allocates less than four percent of its funds to pediatric cancer research. TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation is dedicated to raising awareness and funding research projects to find a cure for all childhood cancers.
For more information on TeamConnor, visit teamconnor.org