NFL player to speak out against domestic violence

NFL player to speak out against domestic violence

FORMER NY GIANTS football player Mark Herzlich will be featured at the Rachel Coalition’s “Standing Up for Women, An NFL Player Speaks Out” on Tuesday, May 14, at 7:30 p.m. at the Bickford Theater at the Morris Museum in Morris Township.

Proceeds from the fund-raiser will benefit victim services at the Rachel Coalition, the Jewish Family Service of MetroWest NJ program whose mission is to improve the lives of those affected by domestic violence.

Herzlich grew up a star athlete before attending Boston College, where he was among the top defensive players in all of college football. Following the 2008 season, when he was a first-team All-American and the ACC Defensive Player of the Year, Herzlich was forced to sit out the 2009 season after being diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer.

Herzlich is on the board of A Call to Men and works closely with other organizations that support victims of domestic violence. He was the first NFL player to star in public service announcements for the No More domestic abuse awareness campaign created by Mariska Hargitay and The Joyful Heart Foundation. He also helped stage a domestic violence awareness event at a Giants home game.

A dessert reception will follow the program. The registration fee is $118; visit or call 973-765-9050, ext. 1708.

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