Chris Cooley, tight end for the Washington Redskins, hosted a fundraiser with his brother and several teammates in honor of his mother, Nancy, and her fight against breast cancer, reports The Washington Post
Nancy Cooley was diagnosed with breast cancer two years ago. She is now cancer free and helping the fight against the disease.
"The way I watched her go through the disease and the strength she showed was so impressive to me, so to be a part of the event with her is so special," Chris told the news source.
The event included a silent auction with many items that attendees could bid on, including a giant pink basket filled with numerous items.
Redskins fullback Mike Sellers placed the highest bid on the basket. After he won, he then asked that it be given to someone who is currently battling the disease.
This was the second year the fundraiser was held, with the proceeds going to the Eastern Loudoun Relay for Life Briar Woods FBLA team.
According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.