Devon Still and Bengals Take Stance Against Pediatric Cancer
Jul 26, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Devon Still (75) runs drills during training camp at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports
An ESPN report by Coley Harvey really brought to light how close to home Pediatric Cancer has hit the Bengals organization and Devon Still. In June, Still found out his four year old daughter has stage-4 Neuroblastoma cancer and a 50-50 shot at survival. As a father, I know it would be hard to find out news like that, but Still has battled on while earning a spot on the Bengals practice squad.
The Cincinnati Bengals (and Devon Still) decided to take it one step further, not only to ensure that Still had a paycheck and health insurance for his daughter, but to contribute to the effort directly:
On top of the Bengals donating the proceeds from Still’s jersey sales, Devon Still has also set up a fundraiser at pldgit.com. You can sign up to donate money per sack. Proceeds from Still’s Fundraiser will benefit the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, which happen to be leaders in research for pediatric cancer.
According to Harvey’s report, Still has said the estimated cost for his daughter’s treatment is upwards of $1 million dollars. He wanted to help those who can’t always afford the care their children deserve. Last year, the Bengals had 43 sacks in the regular season. Hopefully this year they’ll top that amount in an effort to reach its campaign goal.
So far the PLDGIT campaign will raise $108.63 per sack towards a campaign goal of $100,000 dollars. So our challenge to you Bengals fans and NFL nation. Will you support the fight against childhood cancer?