Detroit Lions’ Stephen Tulloch is hosting his 3rd Annual Evening of Hope to honor 100 local women who have been affected by breast cancer on Oct. 16 at Emagine Theatre in Royal Oak.
Helping those who have been affected by cancer has been one of Tulloch’s main focuses since he founded the Stephen Tulloch Foundation. It is a disease that is close to the middle linebacker’s heart, and he takes every opportunity to help cancer patients, survivors and their families through his foundation and Operation 55.
“Cancer is something that no one should have to experience,” Tulloch says. “When I was in college, my best friend John passed away of cancer and I promised him that I would always carry on his legacy and help others that are going through what he experienced. Hosting an event like this for these wonderful women helps build strength and inspiration for all women facing breast cancer. ”
The event will feature a night of complimentary food, beverages, music and fun, dedicated to women of netro Detroit who have been affected by the disease in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Operation 55 was launched in 2011 when Tulloch signed with the Detroit Lions. He says the purpose of the program is to help as many people as possible and give children throughout the region opportunities to come to Detroit Lions home games. He has taken over 3000 kids from various organizations throughout Detroit, including The Jalen Rose Leadership Academy, Big Family and more, to home Detroit Lions games since he became a Detroit Lion. Tulloch has also provided over 155 kids with free dental services, and adopted over 90 families in Detroit for the holidays providing them with food, clothing and toys.
To reserve a spot at Stephen Tulloch’s Evening of Hope, RSVP to Sherrie@Tulloch55.com. Space at the event is limited to the first 100 women.