Bart & Cherry Starr Partner with Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation; Starr’s Launch Fund to End Pediatric Cancer

September 20, 2017                                                           

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Bart & Cherry Starr Partner with Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation;

Launch Starr Children’s Fund to End Pediatric Cancer

Milwaukee, WI – The Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation (VLCF) held a press conference today at 2 P.M. CST, at Children’s Hospital of Alabama, announcing the launch of the Starr Children’s Fund, established by Green Bay Packers’ legend, Bart Starr and his wife Cherry. Longtime supporters of VLCF’s mission, Bart and Cherry wanted to deepen their support by creating a fund specifically focused on pediatric cancer research.

“We look forward to this new dedicated partnership,” stated Paul Soltwedel, President of the Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation. “And [we look forward] to a brighter future; one in which cancer no longer exists.”

The Starr's officially kicked off the fund by announcing a $40,000 contribution to the Starr Children's Fund. "I didn't think I had the time or the energy to take on another charity," Cherry Starr said. "But once they told me what this was all about, I knew that this was something that Bart would want me to do."

Pictured from left to right: Bart Starr, Jr., Cherry Starr, and Paul Soltwedel.

During the press conference, Bart Starr, Jr. helped unveil the new Starr Children's Fund logo. "The two causes they [Bart and Cherry Starr] have been most devoted to over their lifetime have been children and cancer research," Bart Starr, Jr. stated. "This is a perfect merger on many fronts in that regard."

According to the National Cancer Institute, cancer remains the leading cause of death from disease among children with an estimated 10,270 new cases diagnosed per year among children from birth to 14 years. The Starr’s newly established fund, the Starr Children’s Fund, is dedicated to support pediatric cancer research and treatments. Their vision is clear – to see children cancer free so that everyone’s future benefits.

For more information about the Starr Fund available under the VLCF umbrella, visit: www.lombardifoundation.org.

ABOUT VINCE LOMBARDI CANCER FOUNDATION

The Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation was established in 1971, in memory of five-time National Football League championship Green Bay Packers Coach, Vince Lombardi. His spirit, enthusiasm and commitment to excellence touched countless lives, and on September 3, 1970, he lost a battle to colon cancer, dying at only 57. In his honor, the Foundation is committed to raising funds for advancements in cancer research and compassionate care. For more information on the Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation or the Starr Fund, visit: lombardifoundation.org.

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