Redskins Josh Morgan celebrates birthday with celebrity fundraiser event benefiting National charities.
Josh Morgan, Washington Redskins Wide Receiver and prominent member of the Washington, DC community will celebrate his birthday this year raising money and awareness for the three charities he has the distinct honor of being 2013 DC Area Spokesperson for: Susan G. Komen, LIVE United (partnership initiative with NFL & United Way) & the United Negro College Fund (UNCF).
The fundraiser is set to take place at the Artisphere Arts & Cultural Center located at 1101 Arlington Blvd., Suite 932, Arlington, VA 22209 (across the street from Rossyln Metro) on June 21, 2012 at 8 pm. The fundraiser will feature several local and national celebrities including many players from the Washington Redskins team and hosted by 95.5 WPGC’s Guy Lambert.
Susan G. Komen, is the most widely known, largest and best-funded breast cancer organization in the United States. Since its inception in 1982, Komen has spent (through 2010) nearly $1.5 billion for breast cancer research, education, advocacy, health services and social support programs in the U.S., and through partnerships in more than 50 countries. Today, Komen has more than 100,000 volunteers working in a network of 124 affiliates worldwide. LIVE United advances the common good by focusing on improving education, helping people achieve financial stability and promoting healthy lives, and by mobilizing millions of people to give, advocate, and volunteer to improve the conditions in which they live. The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) is an American philanthropic organization that funds scholarships for black students and general scholarship funds for 39 private historically black colleges and universities.
Morgan, although known to be soft-spoken is very passionate about the causes he attaches himself to outside the football field. Most recently he spoke at the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure on the National Mall, in part because his Godmother Mrs. Strickland-Gaither, unbeknownst to even close friends, had breast cancer diagnosed in the fall of 2009.
“When I talk to people here,” he said, “I talk to people I know had the same experience I did.”
The city of Washington too, is taking notice of Morgan's efforts in the community. On June 4, the D.C. Council unanimously approved agenda item No. 9: “Joshua L. Morgan Recognition Resolution.” On June 18, he will be presented a proclamation by the government for his own day recognized city wide.
Morgan ranks fourth in Virginia Tech history with 122 receptions, eighth with 1,817 receiving yards (a 14.9 avg.) and fifth with 16 touchdowns. This year Josh was recognized as the Redskins Team Nominee for the NFL Walter Payton Man of the Year Award.
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