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New York City Cleanup For Change - May 20, 2016

The Chris Canty Foundation's Cleanup For Change initiative is teaming up with Viacom and Partnerships for Parks in New York City. Join us on Friday, May 20th to care for St. Nicholas Park in Manhattan.The Cleanup for Change mission is to provide youth with a platform to serve communities in need of beautification initiatives and to educate youth on the importance of recycling and green communities. In addition, the program reminds participants it is our responsibility to preserve and protect our environment, and to keep our communities clean. Community pride plays a huge role in community development and the preservation of history. All volunteers will meet with St. Nicholas Park, with the meeting location at W.135th St. and St. Nicholas, and the time-frame from 9:30am-1pm. Click here to register!rack', 'ViewContent');

Chris Canty Returns to The Bronx to Promote Healthy Eating

By Eddie Small | CONCOURSE — Former Giant Chris Canty returned to his native borough on Monday to help kids learn about healthy eating. The Baltimore Ravens defensive end was in Mullaly Park with the Food Bank For New York City's Change One Thing truck, a vehicle that is traveling throughout the city this summer to bring neighborhoods healthy snacks and advice for leading a healthier lifestyle. Canty made popcorn trail mix with cinnamon, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, unsalted almonds, dried cranberries and dried apricots. Read Original Article

Reading Buddies Kick Off Day In Charlotte

On Thursday October 8, 2015, The Chris Canty Foundation will host a student/mentor meet and greet at Merry Oaks Elementary in Charlotte, NC. The Chris Canty Foundation Reading Buddies Program is the organization’s literacy initiative that encourages elementary students to build relationships with positive role models in the community & provides books to elementary students grades K-5. The program is designed to increase student achievement in reading, to engage students in learning beyond the classroom and most importantly to increase success in student achievement rates in End of Grade Testing. fbq('track', 'ViewContent');

Chris Canty Teams Up with Food Bank For New York City

New York, NY, July 21, 2014Food Bank For New York City, the city’s major hunger-relief organization working to end food poverty throughout the five boroughs, was joined today by NFL star and Bronx native, Chris Canty, to launch #ChangeOneThing, Food Bank’s social awareness and marketing campaign that helps guide teens toward practical, healthy choices without breaking their budget or disrupting their social lives —by changing just one thing. Today’s launch took place at Mullaly Park & Community Center on Jerome Avenue between 164th and 165th Street, Bronx, NY.

Super Bowl XLVIII Book Giveaway

On January 28, 2014 the Chris Canty, Founder and professional athlete will join local volunteers will give books to 400 elementary school students at P.S. 43 in Bronx, NY. This giveaway is in support of the Foundations elemenatry school Reading Buddies initiative.

Charlotte Volunteers Kick Off Reading Buddies Program

On December 17th & 18th, the Chris Canty Foundation teamed up with Merry Oaks Elementary in Charlotte, NC to promote the importance of literacy education. Volunteers and staff at Merry Oaks join hands to greet K-5 students with Holiday Cheer as Santa Claus handed out books and giveaways to over 150 students that will be particpating in reading buddies program. Students also participated in educational trivia about on grammar while volunteers handed out prizes. Special guest from local Verizon Wireless' Call Center Care Cat visited with the kids. It was an amazing experience to see kids so excited to receive books.
This Holiday Giveaway event reminds youth that there is more to the Holidays than receiving gifts. It's about instilling hope and excitement in everyone during this time of year, especially youth. We want to encourage them to not only excel academically, but to use their imagination. Reading can take you anywhere you desire to go in life - Joseph Canty, President/Chairman.

Chris Canty Joins The Fight in Tackling Domestic Violence

I'm a big guy who hits quarterbacks for a living, so I'm the last person most would expect to teach young men about domestic violence. Despite the messages the culture bombards us with, healthy manhood is about being respectful and caring for others, not solving problems with violence. Three years ago I partnered with the organization A Call to Men to teach young men what healthy relationships and real manhood look like. It's something I learned from my father, who showed me and my two older brothers what it is to be a man. Because of my stature—I'm 6 feet 7 and more than 300 pounds—talking to young men about the importance of treating people with decency captures their attention. They're like, Wow, he plays a physically demanding sport and he's talking about caring for others and respecting them. Read More

Charlotte Youth Cheer For Breast Cancer Awareness

During the month of October, the Chris Canty Foundation joins numerous other organizations nationwide in support of breast cancer awareness. This annual campaign was instituted to increase awareness of the disease. Everyone is aware of breast cancer, still many of us forget to take the steps to have a plan to detect the disease in its early stages. Even more discouraging is the fact that we forget to encourage others to do the same. While cancer awareness organizations and medical centers around the world have made a lot of progress, we still have a long way to go. In 2009, more than 200,000 women and 2,000 men in the United States were diagnosed with breast cancer according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. From those numbers, more than 40,000 women and 400 men in the United States died from breast cancer. Sadly, these numbers continue to grow.
On October 23, 2013 the Chris Canty Foundation will join Avon for their breast cancer walk. Local Youth will particpate in the event as volunteers in support of the Foundations team walking for a cure. For more information about on how to get involved visit AVON BREAST CANCER WALK. We hope you will walk with us in support of those who lost their lives to cancer, are currently battling cancer, or are taking preventive measures to avoid the risk of developing cancer.

Chris Canty honored as Ed Block Courage Award Winner

The stars shined bright in Baltimore on Monday March 12, 2013 as the Ed Block Courage Foundation hosted their 35th Annual Courage Awards presentation.

Newly signed Raven Chris Canty also received the honor from his prior team, the New York Giants. Canty received a huge ovation when he took the stage to accept his award. Canty suffered a knee injury late in the Giants’ 2011 Super Bowl season. The injury was significant enough to require surgery; however, Canty played the rest of the season and helped the Giants win their fourth Super Bowl. Following the season Canty underwent micro-fracture surgery to his left knee. Chris has been involved in numerous charities and has established the Chris Canty Foundation.

“This is a true honor to have been selected as the Ed Block Courage Award recipent.” Canty replied when asked about receiving the honor. “It is always great to give back to the community and it is important that we do that for the kids.”

- Brian Bower, Russell Street Report

Chris Canty to receive Thurman Munson Award in NYC

Giants defensive tackle Chris Canty has been named a recipient of this year's 33rd annual Thurman Munson Award, for both his on-the-field performance and philanthropic efforts through the Chris Canty Foundation. Other honorees are Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia, Mets first baseman Ike Davis, former Knick Greg Anthony and Olympian Aly Raisman. They will be recognized in New York City Feb. 5, at a gala in remembrance of the late Yankee captain and to benefit AHRC New York City, which supports programs for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Original Article

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