Jacksonville Jaguars Community Report 2016-2017 - Page 27

J.A.G.Z. Event 26.2 with Donna BCA Month The JWA host a ‘Just Among Girlz’ event each spring to benefit female pediatric cancer patients. This year 40 female patients from Wolfson Children’s Hospital participated in the event activities, which included dancing, paintings, makeovers, manicures, and meet and greets with Jaguar players and coaches. The event was created to try and give them a day to feel great and spend time with their Jaguars family. The Jaguars are a proud supporter of the 26.2 with Donna National Marathon to Finish Breast Cancer. As the presenting sponsor of the 26.2 with Donna 5K and Family Fun Run, the Foundation helps sponsor 400 Marathon High students that participate in the half marathon. 26.2 with Donna is the only national marathon that raises funds for ground-breaking breast cancer research and women living with breast cancer. In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, Jaguars coaches, players, and fans all sport their pink gear during the BCA home game. Zeta Tau Alpha distributes over 40,000 pink ribbons to fans as they enter the gates. During the pre-game ceremony and national anthem, breast cancer survivors hold the American Flag and a large pink ribbon across center field in honor of thousands of survivors in the Jacksonville community.