For the eighth consecutive year, the National Football League (NFL) continues its commitment to philanthropy and advocacy through the My Cause My Cleats initiative. NFL players are once again stepping on the field in front of millions of viewers, sporting cleats with custom designs that represent causes close to their hearts. This year, the gridiron will feature dozens of these meaningful causes, with lupus taking a prominent position. Six NFL players have chosen to raise awareness of lupus and support the Lupus Foundation of America, including two players who have supported the Foundation in previous years.
Following their games during weeks 13 and 14, players will have the option to auction off their cleats and forward the proceeds to their selected cause.
The Lupus Foundation of America applauds the dedication of the following NFL players who are actively raising awareness for lupus:
- Jashaun Corbin, New York Giants running back, selected the Lupus Foundation of America for the first time this year.
- Shaquille Leonard, free agent, continues to support the Lupus Foundation of America, now for the fifth year in a row, in honor of his sister.
- Jartavius “Quan” Martin, Washington Commanders safety, has chosen the Lupus Foundation of America for his rookie year.
- Courtland Sutton, Denver Broncos wide receiver, selected the Lupus Foundation of America for the first time this year.
- Delarrin Turner-Yell, Denver Broncos safety, has chosen the Lupus Foundation of America for the second year to honor his mother who is living with lupus.
- Dareke Young, Seattle Seahawks wide receiver, has selected the Lupus Foundation of America for the first time to spread awareness of the disease.
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