Last night was a great hour with Devin and Jason McCourty of the New England Patriots during their Tackle Sickle Cell Double Coverage virtual fundraiser. We learned a lot about sickle cell disease and why they both do all of the work that they do off the field.
We can’t forget about the hilarious game of trivia between the McCourty Twins’ Patriots teammates, Chase Winovich and Brandon Copeland! We learned quite a bit about Disney princesses and about their teammates interests outside of the locker room.
Most importantly, the McCourty Twins and their Tackle Sickle Cell campaign, with Next Step and Boston Medical Center, together raised critical funds and important awareness around sickle cell disease. The money raised last night will go a long way in supporting our community, music therapy and mentorship programs for teens and young adults living with sickle cell disease.
A huge thank you to the McCourty Twins, Malka Sports, Embrace Kids Foundation and our event sponsors, Dan Lyons and Rockport Mortgage Corporation, and Bluebird Bio for making this evening possible! And of course to all of our supporters who tuned into help support Next Step and young people living with sickle cell disease – Thank you! You are truly changing lives!
CLICK HERE to watch the McCourty Twins Double Coverage if you missed it on Monday night!