Charles Woodson, former Heisman Trophy winning football player for the University of Michigan and 2009 NFL Defensive Player of the Year for the Green Bay Packers, is a Super Bowl champion on the field and Champion for Children off for C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital. His groundbreaking gift of $2 million dollars went toward the new Mott Hospital and also established the Charles Woodson Clinical Research Fund.
The Woodson Fund seeks to support physician-scientists and research investigators whose work is in its earliest stages of development when ideas have the greatest potential for impact and innovation. This research will seek to advance new therapies to treat life-threatening diseases in childhood and conditions that limit a child’s lifetime potential, such as cancer, congenital heart disease, sickle cell disease, kidney disorders and developmental conditions like autism.
On December 23 of 2011, the NFL Network featured a piece focused on Charles Woodson’s involvement with the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital through the Charles Woodson Clinical Research Fund. Click here to watch the video from the NFL Network.
Woodson and the whole University of Michigan Health System community ask that you help realize his dream to help cure and treat life-altering childhood diseases.