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The Third Annual All-Star Survivors Luncheon At Redskins Park

Posted by Matt Terl on October 5, 2010 – 2:01 pm

Today marks the third annual All-Star Survivors luncheon at Redskins Park, an event at which women currently battling breast cancer are celebrated by Redskins players, coaches, and wives; given a chance to support one another; and pampered with a selection of products chosen to make some of the less obvious aspects of their battle a little bit more pleasant.

It’s Roxi McNabb’s first such luncheon, of course, but it’s not a type of event that’s unfamiliar to her. “I think you’ll find within the NFL that you have a lot of people within organizations who do have stories,” McNabb says, “and who do want to reach out to people and help, so I think that from that perspective it’s commonplace.”

The Redskins event is hosted by two couples who do, as McNabb suggests, have stories: Emma and Derrick Dockery and Christy and Chris Cooley. Emma Dockery lost her mother to cancer four years ago, and Chris Cooley’s mother Nancy is a survivor of breast cancer. It was Nancy Cooley’s battle that inspired the first incarnation of this event two years ago.

“I remember her coming over to my house, and her hair had started falling out enough that you could notice,” Cooley explained today. “And she asked me if I would buzz her hair. And that was really — I mean, it was emotional. After that and chemo, her appearance drastically started to change. And it’s hard because her spirit’s still there and she was fighting, but you look at yourself in the mirror and you look sick.

“So I got together with the Redskins Charitable Foundation and put together an event that we could do,” Cooley continued, “and I kinda just thought about some of the things that my mom was going through. She needed a wig, or at least the opportunity to look at different wigs; obviously makeup, and jeans, and stuff like that.”

The inspiration was the cosmetic aspect, but, Cooley says, it turned into even more. “I donated money to buy all the stuff, and all these ladies came and I think more than them getting the different items, what was special was that they got to spend all that time together. I think that they really enjoyed it.”

Emma Dockery saw much the same thing after becoming involved with the event last year. “I think we found last year that, when we talked to the women after the fact, the biggest thing they felt was the love and the support,” she says. “And I think that aside from all the things that you get, there’s nothing like the human interaction.”
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Rasheed Wallace In A Redskins McNabb Jersey

Posted by Matt Terl on October 5, 2010 – 11:41 am

Eric Espada is a heck of a photographer. You may not recognize his name, but if you’re reading this blog you’re almost certainly familiar with some of his images — many of the most memorable Sean Taylor pictures are his. He’s currently contributing his distinctive photography to Hail! Magazine (which is unrelated to Hail! the comic strip, and which you should totally be reading) and doing his usual excellent job.

But the most exciting thing I’ve seen from him this week is this picture — posted to Twitter by fellow Hail!er @HomerMcFanboy — of Rasheed Wallace wearing HIS Redskins Donovan McNabb jersey. Between Wallace and Charles Barkley, that’s just under 20,000 NBA career rebounds wearing McNabb in burgundy and gold at the Linc on Sunday. Not too shabby.

Photo (obviously) by Eric Espada/Hail! Magazine
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