Art Monk and DeSean Jackson Headline the 2015 Washington Football Legends

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ART MONK AND DESEAN JACKSON HEADLINE 2015 WASHINGTON FOOTBALL LEGENDS 

March 25, 2015 (Washington, D.C.) [Reprinted by The DeSean Jackson Foundation]

Washington Football Legends announced its 2015 award recipients, who will be honored during the Seventh Annual Washington Football Legends Scholarship Gala, a Charity Benefit Dinner & Auction on Saturday, March 28 at the Bethesda North Marriott in Bethesda, MD.

 

The 2015 honorees are: ART MONK, Wide Receiver Bobby Mitchell Champion of the Gridiron Award DESEAN JACKSON, Wide Receiver Quarterback Club Washington Redskins Player of the Year Award KEENAN REYNOLDS, United States Naval Academy College Player of the Year Award, Presented by BMW and Mini of Sterling RICHIE PETITBON, Gonzaga College High School Herman Boone High School Player of the Year Award JIM VANCE, WRC-TV News4 Anchor in Washington, DC, George Michael Excellence in Media Award The Washington Football Legends Scholarship Gala, Presented by Marriott, honors the achievements of Greater Washington, D.C. area football players, community leaders, members of the media and Washington Redskins legends. The honorees are chosen by a Selection Committee comprised of respected media members including Glenn Harris, Chick Hernandez, Larry Michael and Rick “Doc” Walker. “The Washington Football Legends Scholarship Gala is a meaningful endeavor that benefits those in need and recognizes outstanding achievement,” said former Redskins Quarterback and Super Bowl XXII MVP Doug Williams. “Washington D.C. is a special place and a community we all love. The support of Marriott International, the Washington Redskins and the NFL has been instrumental in making this night a great success every year.” To learn more about Washington Football Legends visit http://www.WashingtonFootballLegends.com, follow on Twitter or like on Facebook.

The Washington Football Legends Scholarship Gala is a nostalgic evening of tribute, food and fun to honor football legends in our nation’s capital & provide scholarships for minority higher education assistance.

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Legends Cocktail Reception,
Silent Auction

7:00 – 9:30 p.m.

Dinner, Entertainment, Live Auction and Program

About Washington Football Legends - The Washington Football Legends Scholarship Gala is a nostalgic evening of tribute, food and fun to honor football legends in our nation’s capital & provide scholarships for minority higher education assistance. In addition to honoring the greatest football players, sportscasters and philanthropists in the region, the Washington Football Legends event has awarded nearly $150,000 in grants and scholarships to minority students in the Washington, D.C. area. The evening is hosted annually by the Joyce & Thomas Moorehead Foundation and the Shack Harris & Doug Williams Foundation.

Media Contact: Burt Trembly FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE C: 702-622-2275 Burt@WashingtonFootballLegends.com

2015 National Women’s History Month

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2015 National Women’s History Month Honorees

Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives

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March is National Women’s History Month.  2015 is the National Women’s History Project’s  35th Anniversary.  In celebration of this landmark anniversary, the DeSean Jackson Foundation has chosen 4 women as 2015 Honorees who have contributed in very special ways to “writing women back into history.” Collectively, their creations reveal the depth and breadth of the multicultural female experience. They have woven women’s stories into the fabric of our history and society.  – Gayle Jackson, President, The DeSean Jackson Foundation.

Dr. Audrey Forbes Manley (1934 -)

Dr. ManleyDr. Audrey Forbes Manley became the first alumna to lead her beloved alma mater when she was appointed Spelman College’s eighth president in 1997. Dr. Manley’s unwavering dedication, experience, and intimate knowledge of the institution served Spelman well as she successfully guided the College into the New Millennium.

Dr. Forbes Manley was born in Mississippi in 1934. She spent her early years there before moving to Chicago, where she graduated from Wendell Phillips High School in 1951. She earned her bachelor’s degree as a member of Spelman’s Class of 1955, and immediately continued her education at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tenn. After receiving her medical degree in 1959, she returned to Chicago where she completed her residency at Cook County Children’s Hospital in 1963. At 27, she was the first woman, second African-American, and the youngest person to be named chief resident physician at the hospital’s pediatric division. After working at the North Lawndale Neighborhood Health Center, Dr. Manley served two years as the assistant medical director at the Woodlawn Child Heath Center; then relocated to San Francisco where she practiced pediatric medicine at Mt. Zion Medical Center. She also held several faculty positions at the University of Illinois, the University of Chicago, and the University of California.

In 1966, Dr. Manley was elected to Spelman’s Board of Trustees and served from 1966 to 1970. In 1991 Dr. Manley received an honorary doctor of laws degree from Spelman College.

In 1970, she married Dr. Albert Manley, Spelman College’s fifth president, and became the first lady of her alma mater until her husband’s retirement in 1976. As first lady, she initiated the Health Careers Office and chaired the Health Careers Advisory Committee. She also served as an organizer and consultant of the Family Planning Program and Initiative for College Personnel in Family Planning and as medical director of the Family Planning Program for the Atlanta University Center.

During this time, her medical career continued to flourish. She served as chief of medical services at Grady Memorial Hospital’s Emory University Family Planning Clinic in Atlanta. In 1976, she became a captain in the U.S. Public Health Service and in 1987 earned a master’s degree in public health from Johns Hopkins University.

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Dr. Manley was the first African-American woman appointed principal deputy assistant secretary for health in the U.S. Public Health Service. She served as deputy U.S. surgeon general in 1994, and acting U.S. surgeon general from 1995 to 1997. Following Dr. Albert Manley’s death in 1997, Dr. Audrey Forbes Manley returned to Spelman – this time as president. She led the College for five successful years before retiring and becoming president emerita.

Historical Highlights During Dr. Manley’s Presidency

  • Under Dr. Manley’s administration the College had a balanced budget and an increased asset growth of more than $30 million; and a physical plant growth of more than $50 million. The College endowment grew more than $63 million; and she raised more than $70 million in private and federal funds.
  • In 1998, Spelman was awarded a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s premier honor society. During the same year, the school became a provisional member of NCAA Division II in basketball, volleyball, cross-country, tennis, and track and field.
  • The College continued to receive several top rankings including No. 1 by Black Enterprise as best environment for Black collegians; No. 2 on the fifth annual list of Top Ten Activist Schools by Mother Jones Magazine in 1998; and No. 2 by the Association of Medical Colleges in placing African-American students in medical school.
  • In 2001, the Division of Media and Information Technology was established.
  • Professor Ayoka Chenzira, internationally noted filmmaker and visual artist, was the first recipient of the William and Camille Cosby Endowed Professorship in the Fine Arts in 2001. Dr. Bernice Johnson Reagon, C’70, cultural historian and founder of legendary a cappella group, Sweet Honey in the Rock, was named the 2002 Cosby Professor in the Fine Arts and Dr. Shelia Walker, nationally known anthropologist and scholar became the 2002 Cosby Professor in the Humanities.
  • Spelman hosted the 25th International Association of Philosophy and Literature Conference in May 2001. The event marked the first time a historically Black college hosted the conference.
  • Several renovations took place on the campus including Upper and Lower Concourses and Dining Services in the Manley College Center, and The Albro Falconer Manley Science Center dedicated in 2002. The Science Center was named partly in Dr. Audrey Manley’s honor.

Gladys Tantaquidgeon (1899-2005)
Mohegan Medicine Woman, Anthropologist, and Tribal Elder

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In my early years, I wasn’t aware that time was going so rapidly …
later I realized many of our old people were dying and their knowledge
went with them. Something had to be done to preserve a record of
their way of life. My goal has always been that this information …
be passed on to future generations.  Gladys Tantaquidgeon

 Gladys Tantaquidgeon’s life spanned the entire 20th century.  She grew up in the Mohegan community (Uncasville, Connecticut) learning traditional practices, beliefs, and herbalism. She only completed grade school but at age 20 she took the opportunity to study anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania. She completed extensive field research on east coast Indian tribeal cultures and herbal medicines and published several books based on her research. In 1931, she co-founded Tantaquidgeon Museum with her brother and father; it remains the oldest American Indian owned museum in the U.S.

In 1934, Tantaquidgeon started work with the Bureau of Indian Affairs and for the next 10 years she provided social services and worked as a native arts specialist in Native American communities in the north central U.S. She became an expert in preserving and reviving traditional practices that had been forbidden or lost in the 19th century. During the 1940s she also worked as a librarian in a Connecticut women’s prison, where she used skills gained from her previous work helping struggling Native women.

In 1947, Tantaquidgeon began working as the full time curator for her family’s museum. For the next 50 years she introduced visitors to her tribe’s history and traditions through a collection of artifacts and crafts. The museum was created under the assumption that “you can’t hate someone you know a lot about.” In her later years, she served on the Mohegan Tribal Council and continued her work as a medicine woman. Throughout her life Tantaquidgeon collected tribal records and documents that in 1994 proved to be critical to the success of the Mohegan Tribe’s decades-long campaign to gain federal recognition.

Darlene Clark Hine (1947- )

Historian and Educator

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Receiving the 2013 National Humanities Medal… was both a blessing
and a profound moment in the history of Black Women’s History
because it represented acknowledgement and appreciation
of the work that I and my generation of scholars did to include
the contributions that black women have made to our nation’s
progress and to the global struggle against social injustice,
and economic and gender inequality
.  Darlene Clark Hine

As an historian Darlene Clark Hine sought not only to explore African American history, but to expand the discipline of history itself by focusing on black women “who remained at the very bottom of the ladder in the United States.” A leading expert on the subject of race, class, and gender in American society, Hine is credited with helping to establish a doctoral field in Comparative Black History at Michigan State University.

While attending Chicago’s Roosevelt University in the sixties, Hine says it was “hearing black activists refer so often to history, seeing the black culture celebrated by artists, and reading new works by black writers  “that inspired her with the hope that someday she could change the very definition of “history.”

“Historians can write a history of anything or anyone,” Hine is quoted as saying, “but apparently few considered black women worth the telling.” Hine herself had to be persuaded to explore the lives of African American women in Indiana, but soon became convinced that US history was leaving out far too much that was important to nurture a comprehensive understanding of American society. Thus her preliminary research on women’s roles in churches, and other settings led to brief monograph, When the Truth Is Told: Black Women’s Community and Culture in Indiana, 1875-1950 (1980).

“If I can…impress upon the historical profession” she once insisted, “how important it is to talk to and illuminate the lives of people who did not leave written records, but who also influenced generations of women all over the globe, then I will feel that my career is worthwhile.”

Vicki L. Ruiz (1955 – )
Educator and Pioneer in Latina History

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For me, history remains a grand adventure,
one which began at the kitchen table listening
to the stories of my mother and grandmother and
then took flight aboard the local bookmobile.  
Vicki Ruiz

The first in her family to receive any advanced degree, Vicki L. Ruiz earned a Ph.D in History at Stanford in June 1982. Two months later she showed up for her first teaching position with a baby on her hip and another on the way.  Over the course of three decades, Ruiz has been a major force in shaping the field of Chicana history.

 In 2012, when she became the first Latina historian inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.  Her commendation recognized her pioneering scholarship and leadership “skillfully blending insights from the history of women, of workers, and from the arena of ethnic studies.” Ruiz has inspired generations of students and scholars to integrate this large and complex ethnic group into the broad tapestry of American history.

Over the course of three decades, Dr. Ruiz has published over fifty essays and one dozen books including Cannery Women, Cannery Lives and From Out of the Shadows: Mexican Women in Twentieth- Century America. Her edited or co-edited collections include Unequal Sisters: An Inclusive Reader in U.S. Women’s History and the three-volume, Latinas in the United States: A Historical Encyclopedia.  Dedicated to the people whose lives she writes back into history, Ruiz, explains: “As a historian, I have had the privilege of interviewing people whose quiet courage made a difference in their lives and in their communities.”

 

Save The Date: The DeSean Jackson Foundation Inaugural Celebrity Golf Tournament

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 THE DESEAN JACKSON FOUNDATION

INAUGURAL CELEBRITY GOLF TOURNAMENT

The Golf Club at Lansdowne

44050 Woodridge Pkwy, Lansdowne, VA 20176

June 6, 2015

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Lansdowne Resort is a Washington, DC area full-service luxury escape located in Leesburg, VA. A recipient of the AAA Four-Diamond Award in every year of its existence, the resort combines impeccable service, urban style, understated luxury and premium amenities. Perfect for families, couples, groups, conferences, and weddings, at our Northern Virginia resort is situated in the heart of Virginia Wine Country on nearly 500 acres overlooking the scenic Potomac River.

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The resort’s accommodations encompass 296 luxury guest rooms, including 14 suites with spectacular property and golf course views. Lansdowne Resort is home to The Golf Club at Lansdowne – the centerpiece for 45-holes of championship golf. The three unique courses designed by Robert Trent Jones, II and Greg Norman, including the challenging 9-hole Sharkbite Course, are managed by Troon Golf. The 12,000 square foot Spa Minérale is a world-class destination spa, featuring 13 treatment rooms and a wide range of pampering treatments and services. Activities abound at Lansdowne Resort. From a modern Health & Fitness Center to a five-pool Aquatic Complex to three lighted hard courts for tennis, the resort has the unique capability to provide the utmost for business and pleasure – and all just 40 minutes from the historic sites of the Nation’s Capital and only 8 miles from Dulles International Airport.  For more information about Lansdowne Resort, please visit, http://www.lansdowneresort.com.

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The event will benefit the DeSean Jackson Foundation, a public charity, 501 (c) (3) that was founded by DeSean Jackson, wide receiver, of the Washington Redskins, and his mother, Mrs. Gayle Jackson, in 2009.  Please visit the foundation website, http://www.deseanjacksonfoundation.org to learn more about the DeSean Jackson Foundation and DeSean and Gayle’s purpose and passion for serving those in need with dignity.

If you are interested in receiving more information about the event, please use the attached form to be added to our mailing list.  Thank You.

NFL FLAG Los Angeles Summer Registration Open

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2015 SUMMER LEAGUE REGISTRATION – NOW OPEN!

Early Bird Registration; Now to April 1, 2015- $165

2015 Summer Season to be held on Sundays, June 14th to August 23rd

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Gayle Jackson and NFL Moms – Read Across America -92nd Street Elementary, Los Angeles, CA

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Dr. Currie, Principal, at 92nd Street Elementary School, school administrators and the entire student population welcomed Gayle Jackson, President, of the DeSean Jackson Foundation, and mother of DeSean Jackson, of the Washington Redskins, and NFL Moms to their annual, “Cat in the Hat Day” honoring Dr. Seuss.  Mrs. Jackson commends Dr. Currie, the faculty and staff at 92nd Street Elementary for the ‘Awesome’ work they are doing to educate and empower their students for unlimited opportunities; and community engagement in the Watts community.  “We are honored to partner with 92nd Street Elementary and privileged to represent our NFL teams and our sons” states Mrs. Jackson.  Thank You, Dr. Currie.

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Gayle Jackson and NFL Moms – Read Across America – 186th St. Elementary, Los Angeles, CA

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Gayle Jackson, President, of the DeSean Jackson Foundation, and mother of Washington Redskins’ wide receiver DeSean Jackson, and NFL Moms in LA, completed their 2015 Read Across America campaign at 186th Street Elementary School in Los Angeles where Principal Marcia Sidney-Reed and the entire student population welcomed the “Moms” in grand style.  Mrs. Jackson was humbled and honored by the display of Washington Redskins’ signs and jerseys; and, took advantage of the opportunity to engage the students in a “mock Washington Redskins’ pep rally” and chant for quarterback, RG III.

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ABOUT 186TH STREET ELEMENTARY SCHOOL:
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186th Street Elementary School is a public school in Los Angeles, California. It has 820 students in grades K-5 with a Student/Teacher ration of 23:1. According to state standards, 71% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading; 75% of the student population receives free or reduced meals; 29.9% are English language learners; 69.3% of the students are Latino; 15.5% are Black; 11.6% are Asian; 3.3% are White.
For Additional Information about 186th Street Elementary School, please contact:
Marcia Sidney-Reed
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186th Street Elementary School
A California Distinguished School
1581 W. 186th Street
Gardena, CA 90248
(310) 324-1153
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Gayle Jackson and NFL Moms – Read Across America – Tom Bradley Magnet School, Los Angeles, CA

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For Immediate Release

On March 5, 2015, Gayle Jackson, President, of the DeSean Jackson Foundation, and mother of Washington Redskins’ wide receiver, DeSean Jackson, joined a team of NFL Moms in Los Angeles to promote the 2015 Read Across America Week at Tom Bradley Magnet School.  NFL Moms across the nation are participating in honoring Dr. Seuss’ birthday by reading to students in their local communities and fostering their NFL teams’ community relations.  Mrs. Jackson selected three (3) schools in the Los Angeles Unified School System, where the Jackson family resides in the off season, for the 2015 Read Across America Week campaign.  Tom Bradley Magnet School graciously embraced our NFL Moms’.

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 NFL Moms:  Hattie Davis (mom); Gayle Jackson (mother of DeSean Jackson, Washington Redskins and former Philadelphia Eagle; and, Kim Mallory (mother of Stefon Johnson).

Gayle Jackson read from "No Bullies in the Huddle" co-authored by her son, DeSean Jackson

Gayle Jackson read from “No Bullies in the Huddle” co-authored by her son, DeSean Jackson

NFL Moms purchase books for each event and donate to school reading programs

NFL Moms purchase books for each event and donate to school reading programs

About Tom Bradley Global Awareness Magnet School

OUR MISSION STATEMENT
With passion and persistence we will perpetually pursue Excellence…for learning is our TOP PRIORITY!
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Tom Bradley Global Awareness Magnet was built in 1926.  Bradley was originally named 38th Street School and had a student population of 314. In 1933, the school was renamed 39th Street School and was physically expanded to cover the entire block between 38th and 39th Streets. In 1968, the school’s name was changed to Dublin Avenue Elementary School. Dr. Genevieve Shepherd is the 10th Principal to serve Tom Bradley.
Dr. Shepherd had been Principal at Bradley since 1985; she followed Mrs. Aileen Woodson, who served Bradley for nine years. In May 1999, the school was renamed Tom Bradley Environmental Science and Humanities Charter Magnet to honor the outstanding late mayor.  The renaming was to honor the many contributions that the former mayor made to our school and community.  He was also a longtime resident of  Leimert Park. In 2010, the school was awarded the Restructuring to Improve Academic Achievement and Foster Diversity under the Themed Umbrella of Global Awareness and Science Grant.
In 2011, the school was renamed Tom Bradley Global Awareness Magnet, and the magnet theme focus became politics and government. In 2014 Dr. Shepherd, the principal of Tom Bradley for 30 years, retired.  In her place, Mrs. Monique Bell took the position as principal.  Mrs. Bell is a former Tom Bradley Student (Dublin Ave), she also attended Audubon Middle School and Dorsey Senior High School.  Mrs. Bell has been at Bradley as a teacher, coordinator and now Principal.
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Gayle Jackson and NFL Moms – Read Across America – Audubon Middle School, LA

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Gayle Jackson, mother, of Washington Redskins’ wide receiver, DeSean Jackson and NFL Moms in Los Angeles, CA participated in the 2015 Read Across America Week, in honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday the week-long event was launched at Audubon Middle School, Los Angeles, CA, where the mothers read, “No Bullies In the Huddle“, the Washington Redskins’ edition co-authored by DeSean Jackson; and, discussed bullying.

The mothers who joined Gayle Jackson at Audubon Middle School were Berma Colbert (mother of Kerry Colbert (Retired) and current Coach at the University of Alabama; Hattie Davis; Cheryl Foster (mother of DeShaun Foster (Retired) current Coach at UCLA; Kim Mallory (mother of Stefon Johnson, USC Alumni, who played for the Tennessee Titans and Pittsburgh Steelers before retiring.  The second Read Across American Day for the NFL mom’s is scheduled for March 5th at the Thomas Bradley Magnet School in Los Angeles.

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About Audubon Middle School

Audubon Middle School and Gifted Magnet Center is an urban middle school located in Los Angeles, California serving 1,150 students grades 6-8. Audubon students are annually assessed according to the  California Standards Test(CST). Educators provide students with the skills they need to succeed in high school and beyond. Teachers receive ongoing professional development designed to provide in-depth knowledge of the standards and research-based instructional strategies.

Pittsburgh Will Be Lighting a Purple Light for William “Bill” Jackson

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A TRIBUTE TO WILLIAM “BILL” JACKSON

[Published by The DeSean Jackson Foundation, 2/28/2015]

Sunday, March 1, 2015, Pittsburgh will be lighting a for one of our own…William “Bill” Jackson, former PAT bus driver; and, father of Washington Redskins wide receiver, 3 X All Pro Bowler, DeSean Jackson.

Bill Jackson died from Pancreatic Cancer in 2009 when DeSean Jackson was a rookie wide receiver, punt return specialist with the Philadelphia Eagles.  DeSean Jackson and his mother, Gayle, founded the DeSean Jackson Foundation in 2010, a public charity in memory of Bill Jackson and Desean and Gayle have acquired international acclaim for their social enterprise which entails Pancreatic Cancer awarenessadvocacy; and, addressing social issues that impact the most vulnerable children, and individuals and families in our society.

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Byron Jackson, his brother DeSean and their father, William “Bill” Jackson

On Fathers Day, 2013, Byron and DeSean released a documentary, “The DeSean Jackson Story: The Making of a Fathers’ Dream” in memory of their father, Bill, and his strategic plan to get Byron and DeSean into the NFL.  The documentary focuses on Bill’s humble beginnings, love for the City of Pittsburgh, the work ethic, his love for the Pittsburgh Steelers and his favorite player, Rod Woodson, Pittsburgh Steelers.  For more information about the DeSean Jackson Foundation and the documentary, please visit: http://www.deseanjacksonfoundation.org.

About Purple Light

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network’s Purple Light is a gathering of survivors, family, and friends who have been affected by pancreatic cancer. Participants form a community of hope in parks, courtyards, and city venues, as they share stories about their connection and the commitment to fight pancreatic cancer. Individuals gain both encouragement and comfort by illuminating purple glow sticks as they hear their loved ones’ names read aloud.

More than 80 communities across the nation host Purple Light events, helping to turn the country purple and shine light on our cause. Purple Light events take place in either fall or spring, depending on location, and help bring year-round awareness to our shared goal of doubling pancreatic cancer survival by 2020.

Pictures from previous Purple Light – City County Building, Ross Street, Pittsburgh, PA

 

Photos from 2014 – Miscellaneous Purple Light Community Events

CLICK HERE TO ADD YOUR PURPLE PIN OF HOPE TO THE NATIONAL CAMPAIGN:

https://www.pancan.org/purplelight/purplepinsofhope/

2015 Framp Camp: DeSean Jackson and Dwayne Frampton Experience

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 2015 Framp Camp:  The DeSean Jackson and Dwayne Frampton Experience

[Re-Post by The DeSean Jackson Foundation, 2015, February 21.]

DeSean Jackson, Washington Redskins’ wide receiver; and, his mother, Gayle Jackson arrived at the 2015 Framp Camp, in Bakersfield, CA, today and was greeted by approximately 150 youth, parents, media and a corps of loyal Washington Redskins’ west coast fans.

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De’Anthony Thomas “The Black Momba, Kansas City Chief, Joined DeSean Jackson .  Please follow De’Anthony, Kansas Chiefs’ Rookie of the Year’ at http://www.datblackmomba.com.

Gayle Jackson, President, The DeSean Jackson Foundation, embraces the youngest member of the Washington Redskins’ Nation at Framp Camp.

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DESEAN JACKSON & DWAYNE FRAMPTON

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Date : February 21st & 22nd

Location : East Bakersfield High School

2200 Quincy Street, Bakersfield , California 93306

Time:   9:00am-12:30 ages 8-13

            1:30 – 4:30 ages 14 -18

Registration Fee for youth participating in 2-day camp – $150.00.   Please show up one (1) hour and a half hours prior to the event to sign in.

(Parents of participating athletes will be Admitted free)

Spectators $5.00

University of Southern California (USC) & the University of Utah division One Scouts will be in attendance .

Special Guests:  DeSean Jackson, Washington Redskins, Isiah Green, Pittsburgh Steelers, Ryan Broyles, Detroit Lions, De’Anthony Thomas, Kansas City Chiefs.

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Kansas Chiefs running back, De’Anthony Thomas, arrived at Framp Camp, on 2/21/2015, and greeted the youth with an autograph session and  motivational speech.

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About Framp Camp:

Framp Camp ” Here today to change tomorrow” was created to positively influence a critical youth demographic ages five and up . We provide athletes with a host of complementary lifestyle practices designed to prepare them to better deal with the challenges of everyday life. Targeting football and pairing young people with professional athletes and mentors, the program focuses on developing skills such as teamwork , education  and nutritional balance in an effort to create a positive and / or healthy balance for a demographic susceptible to other less temptations.

Framp Camp was founded by Dwayne Frampton , a former Division One Collegiate Athlete. coach Frampton has trained some of the Top Athletes in the N.F.L today such as Desean Jackson, of the Washington Redskins , Kelcie McCray of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Demario Davis of the New York Jets, Adrian Robinson of the New York Giants and others . Frampton decided to embark on a long journey to train and mentor athletes due to his love for Football and the determination that he has to elevate young athletes today . He figured there was no better way to install the values of educational excellence , teamwork and health than to use his strong knowledge of football to deliver his message .

ABOUT GOLDEN EMPIRE YOUTH TACKLE FOOTBALL and CHEERLEADING.  Please visit, http://www.gey.org.

NOTE:  This event is not a DeSean Jackson Foundation sponsored event; but, is endorsed and supported by our CEO, DeSean Jackson.

MEDIA AND OTHER INQUIRIES: PLEASE CONTACT FRAMP CAMP representatives RICHARD @ (661) 304-6673 OR MARIA @ (661) 343-5609.  www.frampcamp2015.com

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