Well, this weekend while our Cowboys hit the road to tackle the San Diego Chargers, the Cheerleaders are making a very special visit to my favorite stomping ground, East Texas.
The DCC are heading to Longview to spread some cheer with our good friend, country music artist Neal McCoy. With a concert performance and a golf tournament appearance, the DCC will help Neal raise money for his East Texas Angel Network, whose mission is to enhance the lives of children in East Texas who are living with terminal or life-threatening diseases.
I’ve seen firsthand how families sentenced to long-term hospital stays can benefit from the generosity and comfort provided by Neal and the East Texas Angel Network. His organization pays stressful bills back home, such as electricity, as well as living expenses, so that the family can focus on their hospitalized child facing the challenge of disease.
As Director of the DCC, I am committed to developing women of character by challenging them to take a compassionate and optimistic approach to life.
One of our “promises” in the Cheerleader creed is to: “Promise yourself to think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the world, not in loud words, but in great deeds.”
I believe fame and visibility give the DCC a unique chance to help the lives of others. I’ve seen kids and families light up like a Christmas tree when a Cheerleader walks in the room of a hospitalized child. In an instant, the DCC can make a room happy and cheerful, and eliminate the cloud of disease for the moment.
This weekend is a beautiful reflection of God’s love and the “great deeds” made possible through good people like Neal McCoy and the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders.