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Two Michigan Schools Host ‘Purple Out’ With The DeSean Jackson Foundation

Posted by Stephen Czarda on November 19, 2014 – 2:29 pm

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Fenton High School and Andrew G. Schmidt Middle School in Fenton, MI., on Wednesday hosted a “Purple Out” — a campaign designed to bring awareness to pancreatic cancer — in conjunction with the DeSean Jackson Foundation.

The DeSean Jackson Foundation is dedicated to raising pancreatic cancer awareness and is thankful that Fenton High School and Andrew G. Schmidt Middle School have come together as well to support, as Jackson’s mom explained on Twitter.

In 2009, Jackson’s father died as a result of pancreatic cancer.


I lost my hero, my best friend and my father to pancreatic cancer and I deal with that loss each and every day of my life,” Jackson said. “He fought till the end. He was strong. But it was tough going into the hospital and seeing him.”

During his “D-Jack Backpack Giveaway” in September, Jackson said he’s “trying to hit the inner city and just really provide a cure for that disease.”

“Coming to the Boys & Girls Club doesn’t have anything to do with that disease, but it’s just really finding awareness and find a cure for it. I’d like to hit every area and not just be about one thing.

“I’m shedding light on a lot of different things in the community – bullying – and all types of things like that.”



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