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11 NFL players, alumni, friends & brothers of Jim Kelly sent in heartfelt messages to Jim Kelly for us to share at the 2018 Award of Excellence. Please enjoy this video as a tribute to Jim Kelly's strength & perseverance.
2018 AWARD OF EXCELLENCE HONOREE - JIM KELLY
The Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation is proud to announce Jim Kelly as the 2018 Honoree for the 28th Annual Vince Lombardi Award of Excellence Dinner. Kelly, an NFL Hall of Fame Inductee and two-time cancer survivor, will be recognized at the event on March 3, 2018 at The Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee, WI.
Kelly was selected in the first round of the 1983 NFL draft. He played for the Buffalo Bills all of his eleven seasons in the NFL. His jersey is one of two numbers retired by the Bills. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2002.
In June 2013, Kelly announced that he had been diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma, in his upper jaw. He underwent successful surgery. After a follow up appointment in March 2014, he announced that his cancer had recurred and began radiation and chemotherapy treatment. Thankfully in August of that year, doctors indicated that they no longer could find evidence of cancer.
award of excellence - dinner ball
The Pfister Hotel – Milwaukee, WI
Saturday, February 23, 2019 | 6:00 – 9:30 PM
The Vince Lombardi Award of Excellence Dinner Ball was created to recognize individuals who capture the spirit of commitment and pursuit of excellence; standards which define the legendary coach Vince Lombardi and the Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation.
For 28 years, the Vince Lombardi Award of Excellence has wowed attendees with the impressive list of honorees, who exemplify the characteristics of the great Coach Lombardi. Be sure to check out the past winners in our Award of Excellence Hall of Fame.
THANK YOU TO OUR 2018 SPONSORS
Dr. Amanpreet Sethi & Navdeep Singh