Back in December, Pittsburgh running back James Conner got some awful news as he was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma. While he has been recovering well and even hopes to play in 2016, he still has a long way to go to get there.
His teammates have been doing all they can to support Conner and they will be doing even more this weekend. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society host their annual charity race at Heinz Field on Saturday and 12 Panthers will compete in honor of Conner this year.
12 Panthers to represent Team #ConnerStrong for Saturday’s “Race to Anyplace” @heinzfield: https://t.co/8Okk6q3V4Q pic.twitter.com/p0IpWnbBa0
— Pitt Football (@GoPittFootball) February 25, 2016
The race is a six-hour stationary bike competition where team members take turns riding to rack up more miles than the other teams. It should be a fun event for all and the Panthers will be happy to know that their time will help Conner and anyone else dealing with these diseases.
Members of the team include Nathan Peterman, Qadree Ollison, Matt Galambos, Jaryd Jones-Smith, George Aston, Rafael Araujo-Lopes, Pat Quirin, Tony Pilato, Kellen McAlone, Manny Stocker, Tristan Cunha and Nick Goldsmith, according to Andrea Adelson of ESPN.com.
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