Friday, October 05, 2007

Where are they now - Gerris Wilkinson

Way to go Gerris:

*Sunday marks the beginning of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Volunteers will be on hand to accept donations from fans and sell caps, T-shirts and wrist bands in the parking lots and inside each Giants Stadium gate.

Last year, the Giants raised more than $50,000 and donated $15,000 of that to Zeta Tau Alpha and Susan G. Koman foundations. The Giants are also working with the Breast Cancer Task Force this year and are attempting to raise $70,000 for them. That money will translate into $1 million in breast cancer health care for uninsured women and men.

During pre-game ceremonies, the Giants will host 25 breast cancer survivors who will be wearing pink T-shirts. Survivors will also be part of the volunteer corps.

Marianne Vogt, a breast cancer survivor and a long-time Giants employee, will be one of the honorary captains for the coin toss. She will represent cancer survivors.

Linebacker Gerris Wilkinson will be producing a public service announcement in memory of his mother, who died of cancer when he was a senior at Georgia Tech. Wilkinson will represent those who have lost loved ones to cancer.

Melissa Jiminez, a representative from the Breast Treatment Task Force, will sing the National Anthem.