The former 49ers quarterback is scheduled to make a public appearance on cancer awareness week, and his appearance could be a way to raise awareness of the disease.
According to the Los Angeles Times, the former Pro Bowl quarterback has already given two speeches about the disease in the past two weeks, and he’s slated to make more this week.
“Cancer is a tough disease to deal with,” Limbaugh said in a statement provided to the newspaper.
“It’s one of those diseases that can make a man or woman a better person, and that’s what I’ve always been about, I believe in the power of love and I believe that everyone has a part to play in making a difference.”
A statement on his Facebook page read: “On Friday, April 7, I’ll be speaking at the Cancer Awareness Week on Twitter and Facebook.
I know that there are some of you who are already doing it on your own, so I’m going to share my personal story and how my experience with cancer has shaped my life.
I’ve spent the past 20 years dealing with the disease and the impact it has had on my family and friends.
I will be sharing what I learned from this experience with my fans.
In addition, I will also be participating in a Q&A session with Dr. Steve Lassan, MD, and will be speaking to the press about the progress I’ve made and the many challenges I face.
Thank you for being a part of my journey, and I look forward to seeing you all again soon.”
On Tuesday, March 27, Limbaugh posted a picture of himself holding a picture that he said was taken when he was just a child.
The 49ers’ former quarterback has been a vocal advocate for the cause of the cancer-related disease.
“I’m going on cancer prevention day because I’m in it for the long haul,” Limba told the San Jose Mercury News on March 10, the same day he posted a video that showed him taking a picture and wearing a jersey emblazoned with a cancerous logo.
He added, “It was just one of the most incredible experiences of my life, so much to have that picture in my mind.”
In addition to his appearance on the cancer awareness day, Limba will appear at a rally for the American Cancer Society on Monday, March 24.
While Limba’s appearance at the rally is a small gesture to highlight the issue, he’s not the only athlete to take a public stance against the disease, and many have spoken out in recent months.
According to the Associated Press, NFL star and running back Marshawn Lynch, who has battled cancer for the past 13 years, posted a statement on Facebook on March 12 that called for the NFL to increase its focus on tackling the disease before the 2020 NFL season.
“I am so glad to be here today, and to stand up and say that the NFL must do more to combat cancer, because there is no cure and no cure is easy.
I am here today because the NFL is the one place where I can be heard, where I’m not alone, and where I have my back.
It’s time for us all to stand together and stand up for what we believe in,” Lynch wrote.
Lynch added, “We are fighting this fight together, and we will continue to fight this fight, because we believe it’s not going away, and it will never go away.”
Lynchi and other players, including Oakland Raiders running back Maurice Jones-Drew, have also spoken out against the issue.
As for Limba, he told the Mercury News in December that he feels that there is still a lot of ignorance about the cancer that is currently affecting the NFL.
“I’ve been to so many doctors, and doctors have told me I have the disease,” Limbs said.
“They’ve said it’s just the immune system that’s messed up and they’re going to take care of it.
That’s what they’re telling me.
I’m really sick of that.
I’ve been through so much and have been diagnosed with cancer and it’s gotten to the point where it’s killing me, but I’m doing the best I can.”
As of Friday, March 8, the NFL has yet to comment on Limba or Lynch’s statements.