Cheerleaders, players set to visit hospital in Marietta

101024 Atlanta - The Atlanta Falcons cheerleaders wear hot pink for cancer awareness during the game against the Bengals at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on Sunday, Oct. 24 , 2010. To learn more about breast cancer screenings it nfl.com/pink .   Curtis Compton  ccompton@ajc.com

101024 Atlanta - The Atlanta Falcons cheerleaders wear hot pink for cancer awareness during the game against the Bengals at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on Sunday, Oct. 24 , 2010. To learn more about breast cancer screenings it nfl.com/pink . Curtis Compton ccompton@ajc.com

Several Falcons and the cheerleaders are set to visit some terminally-ill cancer patients and families at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Wellstar Kennestone Hospital in Marietta.

The group will participate in different activities such as card and board games.

The players set to make the visit are: linebacker Curtis Lofton, defensive end Kroy Biermann, defensive end Jamaal Anderson, cornerback Christopher Owens, offensive guard Jose Valdez, safety Shann Schillinger and wide receiver Kerry Meier.

–D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Falcons beat blog

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10 comments Add your comment

Pepe

February 16th, 2011
8:11 am

Hmmmm…first!

Ghostrider

February 16th, 2011
8:14 am

My,My,MY….makes me wanna get sick.

Kashi

February 16th, 2011
9:41 am

Atlanta Falcons have the worst cheerleaders of all NFL and complain about ESPN, SportsCenter not talking about us?

Kashi

February 16th, 2011
9:42 am

Does cheerleaders help to win play-off games in Dome?

D. Orlando Ledbetter

February 16th, 2011
9:48 am

Kashi: You are getting close to crossing the free expression line. We don’t talk bad about the cheerleaders on this blog. We love the cheerleaders.

D. Orlando Ledbetter

February 16th, 2011
9:48 am

jp: We keep it clean, too.

Sid

February 16th, 2011
10:12 am

Darrell, do the players volunteer for this assignment or do the Falcons personnel people pick the players? Is it a contractual obligation? It’s great that they do things in the community and the ones who do more on their own we don’t even know about.

Kashi, kinda obvious troll comment. I happen to think we have some mighty fine women that make up the Atlanta Falcons Cheerleaders corp. You must be vegetarian and very possibly gay.

Marcus

February 16th, 2011
11:46 am

D. Orlando Ledbetter

February 16th, 2011
3:09 pm

The community relations people ask the players and some volunteer more readily than others. It is not a contractual obligation. Some of the players, like Lofton, are very community minded.

Marcus: You know how we roll!

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