The Eagles hosted a Tackling Breast Cancer Punt, Pass and Kick event for children of breast cancer survivors, sponsored by CJ's Tire and Automotive Services on Tuesday night at the NovaCare Complex.
Fifty children, ages 4 to 12 years old, interacted with linebacker Omar Gaither as they competed in a wide receiver challenge, uniform race and obstacle course. Twenty-five of the children who participated were selected by Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals and have a parent who survived breast cancer. The other 25 children were chosen through a sweepstakes held by CJ's Tire and Automotive Services.
The Eagles Tackling Breast Cancer program has raised more than $850,000 in the past five years for breast care in the Philadelphia area. Fans can purchase Tackling Breast Cancer hats at CJ's Tire and Automotive Services locations, with a portion of the proceeds going to benefit the Jefferson Breast Care Center.