Mike Glennon’s value to Tampa Bay goes beyond his ability on the football field and into the community he’s fully embraced.
Bucs QB Mike Glennon – Photo by Cliff Welch/PR
The Bucs fourth-year pro was honored by Moffitt Cancer Center last week in its “Community of Courage” feature for his involvement with the organization over the past year. With his father currently being treated for prostate cancer, it’s an issue that hits home for Glennon and gives him even more reason to stay involved.
“I was given an ability to throw a football, and the fact that I can give back, you know, I don’t feel like I’m any different than anybody,” Glennon said. “This being my home for the past couple years, it’s good being able to help raise awareness and give back through Moffit.”
His volunteering efforts with Moffitt include making appearances at screenings to help raise awareness for the importance of getting checked, as well as visits with patients with whom he listens to and offers words of encouragement in their fight. Glennon even recalled hearing back from a patient he once met who told him, via social media, that he was cancer-free. That had a lasting affect on Glennon.
“You see all the patients going through (their treatment) and the family support… it’s so inspiring seeing them battle in their day-to-day struggles of survival,” Glennon said. “As athletes we have to be mentally tough. But it’s nowhere near the same situation as what these cancer patience are going through.”
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Zach is entering his 3rd year covering the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as a writer for PewterReport.com. Since 2014, he's handled a large part of the beat reporting responsibilities at PR, attending all media gatherings and publishing and promoting content daily. Zach is a native of Sarasota, FL, and a graduate of the University of Tampa. He has also covered high school football for the Tampa Tribune and the NFL for Pro Player Insiders.
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Class act, Mike you will be missed if traded, but deserve your shot at starting.
I hope he’s not making appearances at screenings that involve the infamous (for us seniors) digital probe. As Vince Lombardi might say, “What’s going on back there?”
be like mike!
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