In support of the Tackle Sickle Cell Campaign, twin brothers and NFL defensive backs, Jason & Devin McCourty are hosting their 5th Annual 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at Liberty State Park in Jersey City, NJ. This 5K Run/Walk is the major fundraising component of the Tackle Sickle Cell Campaign. Liberty State Park is a beautiful setting that offers incredible views of the Statue of Liberty & Lower Manhattan. The Run/Walk is for all ages and will be followed by a celebration including music, food, and fun at the park.
Former Rutgers standout and current Detroit Lions fullback, Michael Burton is hosting a football camp at his former High School in Chester,New Jersey. This one day event will raise funds to support children andfamilies battling cancer, with all proceeds being donated to Mike's Knights; acharitable initiative launched by Michael Burton in partnership with EmbraceKids Foundation. The camp is for boys and girls between the ages of 5-14 andruns from 10:00am – 1:00pm on Saturday, June 17, 2017.
Rutgers University Dance Marathon has done it again.Now in its 19th year, the fundraising juggernaut surpassed previous year’s records by thousands this weekend, drawing more than 1,700 dancers and nearly 200 volunteers to raise $1,038,986.13 for Embrace Kids Foundation.
On March 24, 2017, five of Rutgers most successful and charitable pro athletes compete along side former teammates and Rutgers fans to raise money for children with cancer, sickle cell disease and other blood disorders.
As a part of the Tackle Sickle Cell campaign, Devin and Jason McCourty are sponsoring a blood drive on Saturday, February 18, 2017 from 10am to 3:30pm at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.
Dance FTK is a 4 hour event that benefits local kids battling cancer and blood disorders. Participants are expected to be on their feet the whole time.
Since 2008, The Front & Center Fund has been raising money for Embrace Kids Foundation by participating in the Spring Lake 5 Mile Run. The Front & Center Fund has raised over $360,000 for Embrace Kids to date. Thanks to their successful fundraising efforts, the Embrace Kids-Front & Center Scholarship Fund was created to support the patients in their academic endeavors. Dozens of current and former patients have received Front & Center Scholarships and attended schools such as Rutgers, Montclair State, Northeastern, Rowan, TCNJ and all of the local community colleges.