December 7, 2020
NFL Stars Bring Awareness to Lupus During My Cause My Cleats
Over the last few days NFL stars shared causes close to their hearts with custom cleats for the NFL’s My Cause My Cleats campaign, and many showed their support for the Lupus Foundation of America and our mission to bring an end to lupus. The NFL organization-wide My Cause My Cleats program is in its fifth year and gives players the opportunity to raise awareness and funds through auctions of their cleats for causes they care about.
This year, the following NFL players are raising awareness of lupus:
- Antonio Gibson, Washington Football Team running back is honoring his cousin who is living with lupus. Antonio’s cleats are also now available for auction until December 11.
- Antonio Hamilton, Kansas City Chiefs cornerback, who is raising lupus awareness.
- Darius Leonard, Indianapolis Colts linebacker, and First-Team All Pro and Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2018, is honoring his sister who is living with lupus. This is the second year that Leonard has participated in My Cause My Cleats while supporting the Lupus Foundation of America.
- Khalil Mack, Pro Bowl outside linebacker for the Chicago Bears is honoring his Aunt who passed away from lupus. This is the fifth consecutive year that Mack has participated in My Cause My Cleats while supporting the Lupus Foundation of America.
- Anthony Walker Jr., Indianapolis Colts linebacker, is honoring his best friend Hope who recently passed away from lupus.
- Billy Winn, Green Bay Packers defensive end, is honoring his wife that is living with lupus. This is the second year that Winn has participated in My Cause My Cleats while supporting the Lupus Foundation of America.
Additionally, this year Jacksonville Jaguars Special Teams Coordinator Joe Decamillis is raising lupus awareness on his sneakers for My Cause My Cleats in honor of his daughter who is living with lupus.