Friday, May 11, 2007

"From Pigskins to Pink Ribbons"

That's how former Packer, LeRoy Butler, was described in a feature story during tonight's NBC Nightly News "Making a Difference" segment. The story featured one woman's experience with LeRoy and his Foundation for Breast Cancer. Kym Lindau, essentially at the end of her rope financially as a result of her cancer, wrote a letter to Butler as a last resort. As reported in the story, "Butler was so moved he picked up the phone" and told her she was approved for funds. Those funds helped Ms. Lindau keep her car, her house, and her horses. More importantly, Butler helped her keep her dignity.

It was a very moving story and a great profile of LeRoy Butler. LeRoy was a class act as a Packer and he has continued to be someone who contributes to the community as a member of the Packers alumni. He did and does make a difference.

If you want to learn more about the LeRoy Butler Foundation for Breast Cancer, just click here.