Less than two weeks ago John Harbaugh was taking photos with Steelers fans, and sitting alongside Mike Tomlin. No, this isn’t bizarro world, instead it’s for an outstanding charity event fighting cancer.
“A Night of Heroes” is the name of the charity event, and it was held at the Baltimore Harbor Hotel on May 19th. A Night of Heroes had partnered with Baltimore Charity,There Goes My Hero.
The event was an absolute hit, and the main goal, helping to feed leukemia patients during treatment and register possible bone marrow donors to the National Bone Marrow Registry seemed to have been accomplished.
This event was quite personal for the Ravens on many levels. Baltimore Radio personality Nestor Aparicio and his wife Jenn have been in a battle against leukemia. Jenn was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia back in 2014, and conquered the cancer twice now.
Part of the campaign is swabbing the cheeks of guests and find if they are a match for those in need of a bone marrow transplant. Jenn has received the transplant from a 21 year old German man twice, and thus saved her life. This event isn’t just about raising dollar bills, but to save persons lives.
Another tie-in to the Baltimore Ravens, former special team captain for Super Bowl XXXV squad James Trapp also beat leukemia in 2010. Trapp was present for the event.