SAQUON BARKLEY – Championing the cause for the International 22q11.2 Foundation!
Thank you to Saquon Barkley for featuring the International 22q11.2 Foundation logo on his cleats again in 2022, to promote awareness of 22q11.2 deletion and duplication syndromes, as part of the NFL’s #MyCauseMyCleats league-wide campaign! We are truly grateful — four years in a row!
Although his work on the field has been extraordinary; his interest in work off of the field left an indelible and heartfelt impression on those fans that have watched and supported him over his young football career. Saquon’s love for his young niece, Amirah, inspired him to bring awareness to a little-known, yet commonly-diagnosed condition as we know it, 22q11.2 deletion.
Saquon unveiled his first campaign to create awareness around 22q11.2 deletion/duplication, by sporting the International 22q11.2 Foundation logo on his cleats in 2018 during the NFL’s #MyCleatsMyCause in December. He has since done several interviews about why he is bringing awareness to 22q11.2 –and, of course, we are overjoyed! Saquon has drawn us all closer together to celebrate the recognition of the condition and stand UNITED in cheering his success on and off the field each Sunday — we are truly grateful for all of the awareness brought to the forefront about 22q!
Saquon recently started a family foundation in the name of his parents’ – Michael, Ann & Saquon Barkley Hope Foundation — a foundation dedicated to support the goals of youth to excel in academia and athletics, as well.
Saquon, continuing to make a difference especially during these trying times — and partnering with Pepsi to fight to make sure no child goes hungry during this pandemic!
Saquon’s Feature to promote the International 22q Foundation Spirit Night
Saquon Barkley wins the Pepsi NFL’s Rookie of the Year
Article about the unveiling of Saquon’s “MyCauseMyCleats” International 22q Foundation shoes
View the Good Morning America feature
Giants #MyCauseMyCleats Program
Stay tuned here for more about our partnership!