Curtis Lofton helps Rally Foundation fight cancer

Curtis Lofton is determined to help fight cancer with the help of the Rally Foundation.

Curtis Lofton is determined to help fight cancer with the help of the Rally Foundation.

BIRDLAND – In high school, Curtis Lofton saw what his coach Jeff Myers was going through as his daughter was fighting leukemia.

Witnessing those family struggles have motivated Lofton to become involved in the Rally Foundation’s inaugural Fashion Funds The Cure Atlanta at 6 p.m. today at Saks Fifth Avenue at Phipps Plaza.

Lofton has rounded up 16 Falcons to attend the event with the proceeds to benefit the Aflac Cancer Center & Blood Disorders Service of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta through the Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research.

“I tackle some of the toughest and meanest football players in the NFL, but that is nothing compared to what these kids tackle every day with cancer,” said Lofton. “The mission of Rally has become so important to me, and I will continue to be involved with this event as it grows each year.”

Tickets for the event are $100. Guests will have the opportunity to participate in both live and silent auctions while also enjoying a variety of food and drinks. Patron tickets are also available for $250 each and will allow guests to attend a VIP cocktail reception with Lofton and other local celebrities.

To find out more about the Rally Foundation and its inaugural Fashion Funds the Cure Atlanta, including sponsorship and ticket information, visit: http://rallyfoundation.org/index.php/fashion_funds_the_cure.

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Dan-O

March 30th, 2010
1:24 pm

Just like Jason Snelling and his Epilepsy Foundation work, Curtis Lofton deserves to be held in high esteem for this. Great job, Curtis! So nice to see that you acknowledge folks’ life struggles.

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chris taylor

March 30th, 2010
2:03 pm

Definately a big positive, so early in his career too. I can’t do anything but commend his humanitarian accomplishments. These are the kind of stars Atlanta wants. Talented with big hearts. It’s no surprise why he stands out on the field and applies the same dedication off the field.

liljb1

March 30th, 2010
2:58 pm

Great story…..im glad that he’s an Atlanta Falcon

D. Orlando Ledbetter

March 30th, 2010
4:11 pm

I’m hearing that there is going to be a nice crowd at this function tonight.