Rod Streater to Support the American Cancer Society in the Fight against Breast Cancer

Kicks Off “Team Streater” Making Strides Against Breast Cancer to raise awareness and funds

Rod-and-Mom

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   April 20, 2015

Today, NFL receiver Rod Streater announced he will participate in two – San Francisco Bay Area Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks. This cause holds a special place in Rod’s heart as his mother, Darlene, lost her battle to breast cancer on October 14, 2014. When he first learned about the event, Streater thought his involvement would be something his mother would have encouraged. Shortly after he reached out to the American Cancer Society he decided to form “Team Streater”.

He is asking fans to join “Team Streater” and to walk with him in the Walnut Creek Strides event on June 20th or to sign up to attend the October 24th  MSABC event at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. (NFL team commitments might keep him away from the San Francisco event, but he is hoping fans and supporters will “represent” Team Streater by wearing the shirts and honoring the women in their lives who have been impacted by breast cancer.)  Team Streater is offering specially designed team t-shirts for a donation of $25. To sign-up visit:

Team Streater – Walnut Creek:  http://main.acsevents.org/goto/TeamStreaterWC

Team Streater – San Franciscohttp://main.acsevents.org/goto/TeamStreaterSF

The Society uses the money raised at Making Strides events to fund groundbreaking research, provide up-to-date breast cancer information, advocate for women to have access to breast cancer screening and treatments – regardless of income – and to provide services that improve the quality of life for patients and their families.

Since 2009, the National Football League, its clubs, players, the NFL Players Association, and the American Cancer Society have joined together and are committed to saving lives from breast cancer, and addressing the unequal burden of cancer in the underserved communities. The Oakland Raiders are heavily involved in breast cancer awareness and last year hosted an event at the team’s headquarters for breast cancer survivors, titled-   “Look Good Feel Better.”  The event proved to be very emotional for Streater as he offered encouragement to the special guests.  It was one week later that Streater posted this touching memorial on behalf of his mother:

I thank God for the amazing mother he blessed me with. I thought the world was over when I broke my foot but later realized it was a blessing. It allowed me to spend the last days of my mother’s life right beside her. Breast cancer may have taken her life, but it will not take away the love she gave, amazing memories, joy, and impact she had on my family’s lives. I wouldn’t be anything if it wasn’t for my mom. I’ll be strong and promise to live my life in a way that will make you smile. I will never meet someone as amazing as you. Your pain is gone. You whooped cancer! You’re in peace in Heaven. You’re my angel. I love you mom. RIP”

The Rod Streater Foundation, a donor advised fund administered by Silicon Valley Community Foundation, was established in 2014.  Donations for Team Streater and this particular event will be made payable to the American Cancer Society.  The Rod Streater Foundation will donate specially designed Team Streater t-shirts on behalf of the campaign.

www.rodstreaterfoundation.org

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Contacts:

Rod Streater Foundation
Brenda Sniezek @ (816) 582-7187
brendasniezek@gmail.com

American Cancer Society
Angie Carrillo @ (408) 688-0106
angie.carrillo@cancer.org

Silicon Valley Community Foundation
Sidney Griffin @ (925) 989-2439
sggriffin@siliconvalleycf.org