A dynamic duo, at the top of their game, team up to make a difference by rowing in a homemade boat, non-stop, across Lake Michigan.
CHICAGO, IL, February 28, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ — Charles Tillman, former Chicago Bear, and Jacob Beckley, an Innovation Executive, team up to make a difference. Benefiting the Cornerstone Foundation and the Beckley Foundation, Charles and Jacob are building a homemade two-man rowboat and rowing non-stop across Lake Michigan in 2019.
Charles, a 13-year veteran of the NFL, two-time pro bowler, and the recipient of the 2013 Walter Payton Man of the Year award, is committed to accomplishing this task and making a real difference in the lives of kids and their families. He has seen firsthand what a long-term illness can do to families financially and emotionally. Through grants from his Cornerstone Foundation, many families can focus on taking care of their child without worrying about their financial obligations.
Jacob, who is neither an athlete, nor a rower, committed himself to this endeavor to benefit pediatric cancer research. Seeing the effects of childhood cancers, specifically neuroblastoma, Jacob has decided to dedicate his life to enabling breakthroughs in research through funding.
The boat build progress can be viewed at www.row4kids.com. Each day, Jacob and Charles are getting closer and closer to completing the first leg of his journey, building the boat.
Row4Kids is the journey of two men who want to help others. 100% of all contributions go directly to the foundations and their work to help kids and families. For more information, please visit www.row4kids.com.
THE CORNERSTONE FOUNDATION
Helping meet immediate needs of all families with no restrictions concerning financial status or medical conditions. The mission of the Charles Tillman Cornerstone Foundation is to provide opportunities and resources to children and their families who are in need. Since 2005, Charles Tillman’s charitable efforts have impacted the lives of thousands of critically and chronically ill children and their families.
THE BECKLEY FOUNDATION
The Beckley Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit, philanthropic endeavor on the part of committed individuals from all walks of life bound together by the sincere desire to eradicate childhood cancer.
Talent from the medical, scientific and business communities join forces on an entirely voluntary basis to create awareness, identify promising initiatives and support research into cures for the most virulent and underfunded forms of childhood cancer. Growth of the Beckley Foundation is accomplished through personal and organizational giving, as well as through numerous fund-raising events.
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