Jason and Devin McCourty hosted their 4th annual Tackle Sickle Cell 5k run/walk while talking smack and taking pictures with supporters.
It didn’t matter if you had any relation to Sickle Cell, the central focus was to have a good time while raising awareness for a disease that it not highly publicized.
“Its an awesome experience. We see some of the same families each and every year; seeing the kids grow up and still having great lives.” -Devin McCourty
Sickle cell is important to the McCourty’s, Jason (Tennessee Titans) and Devin (New England Patriots), because it is prevalent in their family.
“For Devin and myself it’s a disease that’s been in our family. Our father had the trait, we have an aunt who suffers dearly from the disease. She’s now 66-years-old and she’s going through a lot of going through a lot of ailments, but she’s still surviving she’s still fighting it.” – Jason McCourty
After the race, there was food, fun and more importantly a bouncy house! Kids played carnival style games to lead up an award ceremony that of course was loaded with ab-forming jokes.
Leading up to the event, the twins had a bet going to see who’s team can raise the most money. The winner picks the losers Halloween costume.
“Jason’s not used to winning.” -Devin McCourty