The American Cancer Society (ACS) welcomes a new global ambassador, actress Vanessa Hudgens, who is participating in an exclusive Super Bowl LIII weekend package to raise critical funds to fight cancer.
“We are thrilled to welcome Vanessa Hudgens as an ambassador for the American Cancer Society,” said Sharon Byers, chief development, marketing, and communications officer for the American Cancer Society. “Like so many of us, Vanessa brings personal experience of how devastating this disease can be, and we are grateful for her support as we continue to attack cancer from every angle.”
Hudgens, the ACS, and the National Football League (NFL) will offer the winner of the Super Bowl sweepstakes package an incredible weekend experience. With a minimum $10 contribution to the ACS , one lucky fan (and a guest) will win the Ultimate Super Bowl Weekend, February 1-3, 2019, and sit next to Vanessa Hudgens at the game. The prize includes two tickets to Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, pre-game sideline passes for a once-in-a-lifetime view from the field, a meet-and-greet with the halftime show headliner, two tickets to the NFL Honors award show, and access to the hottest parties including Rolling Stone, DirectTV, and Wheels Up. Round-trip airfare and lodging are included. This package is made possible because of a partnership with the NFL and Fanthropic, a 15 Seconds of Fame Company.
“Cancer has taken the lives of so many people I love,” said Hudgens. “It ate away at my father’s body for years before he was diagnosed and when he was, it was too late. The same thing happened to my partner’s mother. It was a traumatizing time and I’m still dealing with the pain of the loss. I hate cancer and the pain it brings to everyone surrounded by it. I am so proud and excited to help the American Cancer Society do everything possible to fight back against this awful disease. We can all do more to help save lives and support those dealing with cancer.”
All proceeds will support the American Cancer Society’s Community Health Advocates implementing Nationwide Grants for Empowerment and Equity (CHANGE) program, which promotes health equity and addresses cancer-related disparities. CHANGE grants are funded by the NFL’s Crucial Catch partnership with ACS. Funds raised address cancer prevention, early detection, and timely access to follow-up care, helping more people catch cancer early, when it may be easier to treat. These efforts have impacted more than 750,000 people, particularly in high-risk communities.
Additionally, participants that complete The Defender Cancer Risk Assessment Tool at thedefender.cancer.org are eligible to contribute and receive double the amount of entries. This free, user-friendly tool provides people with personalized tips to increase their understanding of how healthy lifestyle habits can help reduce their cancer risk.
To win the trip of a lifetime to Super Bowl LIII, fans can enter through Jan. 25, 2019. To enter, visit crucialcatch.nfl.com.