Pro Football Hall Of Famer Jim Kelly Teaming Up
with Merck to Help Tackle Cancer

January 25, 2017
Pro Football Hall Of Famer Jim Kelly Teaming Up with Merck to Help Tackle Cancer

Pro Football Hall of Famer and former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly discussed his new partnership with Merck (MRK) to create ‘Your Cancer Game Plan’ in an effort to help people with cancer, and their loved ones, stay informed during their fight against the disease.

Before discussing what led to the partnership with Merck, Kelly commented on how supportive Trump was during his own fight with cancer.

“When I was going through my cancer fight, and that’s why we’re here, he [Donald Trump] provided my family and friends with a place to stay, his apartments, and he took care of my whole family,” Kelly told the FOX Business Network’s Stuart Varney.

Before his own battles with cancer, Kelly dealt with the loss of his son Hunter.

“When my son was born and, you know, he was diagnosed with a fatal disease and he passed away at the age of eight,” Kelly continued, “And then I was diagnosed with cancer and put my wife and my two daughters through another obstacle like this.”

Surviving cancer twice, Kelly hopes to be a positive example to others.

“I not only had one bout of cancer, I went through two bout and, but the thing is I’m sitting here today and being able to talk about it and hopefully be a difference maker for others out there that you don’t want them to give up.”

The campaign, from Merck (NYSE:MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, in partnership with Kelly and leading cancer organizations, encourages people with head and neck cancer and their loved ones to make a cancer “game plan” to support their cancer journey.

Many people living with head and neck cancer may experience different physical and emotional challenges than people with other forms of cancer. To help address these challenges, Your Cancer Game Plan provides support and resources, including Kelly’s tips on how to remain positive and healthy recipes for those facing head and neck cancer.

Your Cancer Game Plan serves as a central hub for those living with head and neck cancer and their loved ones as they take an active role in developing a “game plan” to address the emotional, nutritional and communication needs of their cancer journey. By visiting www.YourCancerGamePlan.com, people can hear Jim Kelly’s story as well as inspiring stories from other patients.

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