Following a 23-6 victory over the St. Louis Rams at Solider Field on Sunday, several Bears players spent their Monday and Tuesday helping out in the community. Cornerback D.J. Moore
|Bears cornerback D.J. encouraging kids to PLAY 60.|
encouraged kids to PLAY 60, defensive tackle Henry Melton helped spread the word about Bears Care and Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and center Roberto Garza helped 7th and 8th grade students in North Chicago celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.
MIDTOWN FOOTBALL & FITNESS CAMP Cornerback D.J. Moore participate in a Football/Fitness Camp for boys and girls ages 6-14 at Midtown Athletic Center in Palatine on Monday, September 24. D.J. led kids through a variety of exercises using the innovative HOPSports Training System, which is a component of Midwest Dairy Association's "Fuel Up to PLAY 60" program. The event served as the official kick-off to the 10th Annual Midtown 5K Run & Walk on Saturday, September 29. Proceeds from the race will benefit Bears Care, the charitable beneficiary of the Chicago Bears.
REAL BEARS FANS WEAR PINK
Henry Melton appeared at Trustmark in Lake Forest on Tuesday, September 25 in support of the "Real Bears Fans Wear Pink" campaign and Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Henry helped Bears Care volunteers in selling the exclusive "Real Bears Fans Wear Pink" t-shirts to fans and participants of the Conway Park Autumn Classic.
"Real Bears Fans Wear Pink" shirts are also available for purchase at www.events.org/pink. Fans are encouraged to wear the shirts during the Bears vs. Lions game on Monday, October 22, when Bears Care, the Chicago Bears and NorthShore University HealthSystem will recognize National Breast Cancer Awareness month. In four years, this successful campaign has allowed Bears Care to distribute nearly $400,000 to organizations providing care, assistance and support services to Chicagoland breast cancer patients and their families.
HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH EVENT
Roberto Garza visited Neal Math & Science Academy in North Chicago on Tuesday, September 25 in recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month. Roberto, who was joined by mascot Staley Da Bear, spoke to 7th and 8th grade students about his Hispanic heritage, as well as the importance of continuing education and working together. He also conducted a brief Q & A session and led the students in a football-themed relay race between the 7th and 8th grade classes.
This event was one element of the Bears and NFL's support of Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from September 15, 2012 through October 15, 2012.