James Conner helped raise $400,000 for cancer research

Pittsburgh running back James Conner has overcome cancer and is looking to help make a huge impact for the Panthers this year. He is also looking to help others beat the terrible disease in any fights they are having as well.

It looks like Conner is doing something about beating this terrible disease once and for all. He was honored at a dinner this past weekend by the doctor that helped save his life, Dr. Stanley Marks.

The senior running back also helped raise money for research at the dinner Saturday night. They raised more than $400,000 for research and Dr. Marks took to the podium to talk about Conner and his work ethic.

“He’s been working out like an animal,” Marks said, via the Pittsburgh Tribune. “He hardly ate anything at the dinner. His arms are just enormous, rock solid. He has really put on so much muscle since he started working out (after being declared cancer-free last month).”

James Conner had a rough 2015 as he tore his MCL in the opening game of the season and was later diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. He has now fully recovered and it looks like he could make a huge difference for Pitt this year.

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