Football player Chauncey Carter participating in a weekend tournament in Greensboro, North Carolina to raise awareness about Sarcoidosis, breast cancer, and mental health!
Chauncey Carter is a football player who lost his mom to Sarcoidosis (an inflammatory multi-organ damaging disease) when he was in high school. He wants to raise awareness of this disease and will be participating in a celebrity and community tournament this weekend (12-14 July 2019) at his hometown in Greensboro, North Carolina. The celebrities also aim to raise awareness of breast cancer and mental health. A lot of celebrities will come home for this noble cause.
The Cherry Bailey Celebrity Weekend tournament
There will be celebrity tournaments held at Dudley High school in Greensboro, North Carolina from 12 to 14 July 2019. It starts with Mental Health Field Day on 12 July from 4 to 8 pm. The next day there will be The Crossover For Sarcoidosis Basketball Game from 6 to 8 pm. On 14 July, there will be the Kicking for Cancer Kickball Game from 6 pm to 8.30 pm. There is an admission fee of $ 10 for adults and $ 5 for children above 5 years. Those kids who are aged 5 or under can enter free.
Besides the celebrities, there are many organizations who will help to discuss each health concern and offer expert advice. There is also a blood drive organized in order to replenish the Triad’s emergency level blood supply.
The athletes who will take part in these events
The football player, Chauncey Carter is banking on his friends in the NFL and NBA to spread the word around about this event. He said:
“Everyone who I’m bringing in for this happens to be good friends of mine. They’re always one call away. Thank God I have a great group of friends and we’re going to make it happen,”
Some of the famous athletes who are coming home and giving their valuable time for this event include: Kennan Allen, PJ Harrison, John Brown, TJ Logan, Desmond Harrison, Doug Middleton, Tony Adams, Malik Wilson, David Amerson, Jasmine Gill, Jack Tocho, Joesph Jackson, Kentavius Street, Reggie Dillard, Alim McNeil, Tony Adams, Jason Strowbridge, and Deshawn Middleton.
Chauncey Carter and his mother’s ailment
Chauncey Carter is a former Dudley High School football player and is a college athlete. He is now studying commerce at Texas A&M University. Chauncey lost his mother when he was in high school. He converted that tragic loss to helping others with the disease and raising awareness of it. The athlete states:
“When we first figured out that my mom had Sarcoidosis, my mom used to always wheeze heavy and she had bronchitis so we used to let her get away with that excuse that it was asthma or bronchitis. When it started to attack her lungs we found out a little too late. The Sarcoidosis spread into her lungs which caused her to go brain dead.”
“Women should know that females are two times more prone to getting this disease more than anyone. They should know how to get treated, where to get treated and when to get treated. And don’t be afraid to find out. The craziest thing you can do is have a lack of knowledge of something you can find information on.”
Source: Lion Athletics, wfmynews2