After spending the last nine years in Houston, cornerback Kareem Jackson is settling into his new home in Denver as a member of the Broncos while building a new home for his foundation. The former Houston Texan and his foundation recently hosted their third annual “Dinner for a Difference” fundraiser in Denver. The evening included a cocktail reception, dinner, and a silent auction, raising $125,000 to the Kareem Jackson Foundation and its signature “Pretty in Pink Night” and “Christmas in July” programs.
Established in 2017, the Kareem Jackson Foundation aims to provide a sense of comfort, joy and strength to those experiencing the same struggles that his family has faced. With his older sister being a survivor of childhood leukemia, and his mother having been diagnosed with breast cancer shortly after his sister’s illness, Jackson has made it his mission to serve seriously and chronically ill children and their families as well as breast cancer survivors. “For me, it’s just all about being able to touch these families that went through the same thing that me and my family went through,” Jackson explained. “Whether it’s a kid going through some sort of cancer or a woman dealing with breast cancer.”
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As the ten-year vet continues to put his stamp on the football field, Kareem Jackson is furthering his legacy through his devotion to help families. Helping the lives of financially disadvantaged women and children, Jackson’s foundation uses its programs to provided much-needed support. Jackson has decided to be there for others combating the same struggles that he and his family experienced with his mother. Just as Jackson covers deep threats and provides a safety blanket for his team, he is doing the same for all of the families who have found support through his foundation.