HACKENSACK, N.J. -- Hackensack University Medical Center and the New York Giants' Tackle Kids Cancer foundation have raised more than $1 million in just over three months.
“We have been proud partners with the New York Giants since 2009,” said Robert C. Garrett, president and chief executive officer of the Hackensack University Health Network.
“The amazing success of the Tackle Kids Cancer campaign in such a short period of time, demonstrates the endless possibilities when we combine our collective strengths.
"As we work together through TKC, we are opening the door together for new treatment and better care for our pediatric cancer patients. We are grateful to Eli Manning and the Giants for the selfless giving of their time.”
TKC surpassed its $1 million mark in donations in part to a personal contribution from Manning's family. The Super Bowl MVP also visited the Joseph M. Sanzari Children's Hospital along with kicker Josh Brown to greet patients and their families with holiday presents.
Center Shaun O"Hara also visited Sanzari and distributed Hess toy trucks that were donated by the Hess Corp.
Manning and other team members participated in a sold-out Monday Night Party event in AInsworth Park in Manhattan to raise funds for TKC.
Funds raised by TKC benefit the Children's Cancer Institute.