Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton made a surprise appearance at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center on Sunday. Andy and his wife JJ, along with board members of the Andy and JJ Dalton Foundation donated a Hub to the pediatric department ahead of the Bengals vs. Bills preseason game at New Era Field.
The Hub provides patients and their families access to entertainment and educational resources, including iPads, computers, mobile television and theater systems and gaming consoles to help pass the time during hospital stays. This is the sixth Hub the Foundation has donated; others have been donated to Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cook Children's Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas Children's Hospital – West Campus in Houston and the Redwood School in Northern Kentucky.
Andy and JJ Dalton, along with board members of the Andy & JJ Dalton Foundation, visited Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center to donate a Hub to the pediatric department on Sunday ahead of the Bengals vs. Bills preseason game at New Era Field.
"The Buffalo community has given so much to our Foundation," said JJ. "As soon as the preseason calendar was released, we circled this date and knew we had to do something special. The Hub is going to be a great distraction for young patients and their families, and we're happy to be able to make an impact in that way."
The Foundation also made a donation to the Roswell Park Alliance Foundation's Angel Fund, which provides grants to families to help alleviate financial burdens during their cancer journey. The program is similar to the Pass It On Fund through the Andy & JJ Dalton Foundation.
The Hub and Pass It On Fund are two of five programs initiated by the Andy and JJ Dalton Foundation, which continues its mission of providing opportunities, support and resources to seriously ill and physically challenged children and their families in the Greater Cincinnati area.
For more information about the Andy & JJ Dalton Foundation, please visit www.andydalton.org.
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