Phillip Brabbs, the former Michigan kicker now battling Multiple Myeloma, is selling the above awesome “Cancer Kicker” bracelets for a suggested donation of $2. From his site:
If you want to show your support by sporting a myeloma-burgundy Cancer Kicker bracelet, we’re selling them for a suggested donation of two bucks each. This will cover the cost of production, shipping and those pesky Paypal fees. The extra pennies will go toward Phil’s medications because seriously, seven different meds dude, and you can’t use Extra Care Bucks to pay for prescriptions (otherwise I’d have it covered, y’all).
Please head over there and donate, even if you don’t want the bracelet (for reasons beyond my comprehension). It’s a great cause for a man who certainly brought a lot of joy to Michigan fans when he played here. For more information on Phil, his family, and his recovery, head over to his site: Multiple Myeloma for Dummies.
Also, the Pat Maloy Scholarship Auction is in full swing, and there are still tons of great Michigan-themed items to bid on. Just a reminder for what your bids will help support:
Bernard Patrick, “Pat,” Maloy, died Nov. 28 2001 with his family at his bedside after a courageous battle with cancer. In 1986, he became assistant professor at U of M Kinesiology, Department of Sports Management and Communication. In 1993, he was promoted to associate professor, teaching courses in the legal aspects of sport and facility management. Pat loved teaching and promoted excellence in analytic and writing skills. He was known as a strong, caring professor, who challenged his students and took great care in evaluating their work. According to Maloy, the students were more challenging than any jury he ever faced. Pat began his career with a law practice in North Judson, Ind., but he returned to graduate school several years later to study sports administration. Upon graduation, he took a corporate management job with MDS Qantel, a computer company specializing in dealings with teams in the National Football League, National Basketball Association and several universities.
We are auctioning off a number of fun and unique items to bid on to raise money for the Maloy Scholarship which is awarded to incoming U-M Kinesiology freshmen who have been touched by cancer, either themselves or an immediate family member. A diagnosis of cancer impacts the whole family. Cancer patients and their families must accept the diagnosis, suffer through difficult treatments, and face an uncertain future. From the day of diagnosis, no family member’s life is quite the same. For young adults going off to college, a diagnosis of cancer for either themselves or a family member is especially emotionally traumatic. Besides the psychological concern, new college students may likely deal with the physical side effects of treatment and be unable to earn funds for tuition and expenses. The more items we have the more money we can raise, so we’re asking for your help.
There are some really great items available to bid on, including a #1 jersey signed by Anthony Carter, an autographed picture of Charles Woodson with the Heisman Trophy, a photo from the 2004 Michigan/Michigan State game signed by Lloyd Carr, and much, much more.
Both of these are wonderful causes. Show your support by helping out the Michigan community. Remember, being “all in” can extend far beyond the football field.