Members of the Husker football team helped battle pediatric brain cancer Sunday morning in the Uplifting Athletes Run in Lincoln that raised $30,000.
With two runs, one for children and another for adults, the players, including Tommy Armstrong Jr., Kenny Bell, Imani Cross and Quincy Enunwa, needed a lot of energy. They lined up high-fiving and cheering for every runner who crossed the finish line.
Jack Hoffman was there from Team Jack, another organization working to raise money and awareness about brain cancer. "I think Jack is an awesome guy and he's showing a lot of courage and that courage leaks onto our football team and this community," said Cross.
The Lukasiewizcs of Lincoln said it's these kind of events that make "the good life" so good. "To have these people come together, to see the Huskers supporting us, it's just a really awesome thing to see some of these other survivors out here like my son Aidan getting to know these other families that have gone through similar situations is great," said Matt Lukasiewizc.
After the race, children approached the players for high-fives and autographs. "It may change their life for the rest of their lives being able to come out here and meet us," said Armstrong. "We may think we're just normal athletes, normal students, but to them we mean a lot. We're like role models to kids out here."