October 5th 2023, we teamed up with the Washington Commanders by hosting 10 pediatric cancer families to an unforgettable night at the Washington Commanders crucial catch game. All families were invited to a private catered suite to watch the game. At half-time, the families were celebrated on-field representing Yellow/Gold: Childhood/Pediatric Cancer from the NFL’s Crucial Catch logo.
During the second quarter, the team recognized Nicholas, a 16-year-old boy who was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in his left femur in 2022. In August 2023, Nicholas concluded his last chemotherapy treatment and was declared cancer free on September 20. Nicholas rang a bell on-field in front of thousands of fans, recognizing he was cancer free. The announcement means he will be able to resume high school as a junior.
During the start of the second half, Callum, a 10-year-old diagnosed with Sonic hedgehog medulloblastoma in December 2019, served as the Kickoff Kid.