Seahawks Legends Run for Sickle Cell
Seward Park along Lake Washington was the site for the 13th Annual Sickle Cell Run, held on Saturday, September 15. Several Seahawks Legends turned out for the event, and all had one thing in common: they were teammates of fellow Legend Bobby Engram, who lost his daughter Bobbi from complications of sickle cell on August 25.
Sean Locklear, Lofa Tatupu and Marcus Trufant were all teammates with Bobby, and all were members of the Super Bowl XL team as well.
Bobby and his daughter Bobbi were very active in the local sickle cell community, including building the Seattle Sickle Cell Walk and attending the Northwest Sickle Cell Camp. Bobbi, age 20, was attending Towson University and was planning to work in the sickle cell community.
The 3-mile run & walk through Seward Park featured a number of participants, and there was a pre-event program as well.
The Metropolitan Seattle Sickle Cell Task Force presented an award to the Seahawks and the Trufant Family Foundation as thanks for their ongoing support and contributions. Paul Johns, Director of Youth and Football Programs for the Seahawks, spoke after receiving the award.
“On behalf of the Seahawks organization and the Trufant Family Foundation, thank you very much for this award. Our hearts go out to Bobby Engram, little Bobbi and the family. They were part of the Seahawks organization, and thirteen years ago Bobby got involved with the Sickle Cell Walk, because little Bobbi just wanted to help when she found out she had it. We like to get involved with all of our players and their causes, and assist them any way we can; it’s part of what we do as a community.”
Contributions to find a cure for sickle cell can be made through the Bobbi Engram Foundation:
Bobbi Engram Foundation
c/o AMP Sports
4957 Lakemont Blvd SE #C4-29
Bellevue, WA 98006