Throughout the 93rd regular NFL broadcast season during the fall of 2012 and early 2013, the Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA) was selected to be a FOX Sports Supports charity.
During COTA’s season, FOX Sports Supports was in its fifth year of raising awareness of and spurring volunteerism for health charities selected by FOX Sports employees. In August 2012, NFL on FOX on-air personalities Troy Aikman, Terry Bradshaw, Joe Buck, Jay Glazer, Jimmy Johnson, Howie Long, Curt Menefee, Pam Oliver and Michael Strahan shot Public Service Announcements (PSAs) in Los Angeles with four COTA kids and their families. The PSAs received millions of dollars’ worth of air time across all News Corp Channels and brought nationwide attention to the financial hurdles associated with pediatric transplants and the critical need for organ and tissue donors.
COTA’s priority is to assure that no child is denied a life-saving transplant or excluded from a transplant waiting list due to lack of funds. Our families are not charged for services and every dollar contributed in honor of patients is used for transplant-related expenses.
COTA continues to benefit from being named a FOX Sports Support charity, and we are grateful for their generous support. Click here to learn how you can join COTA’s team of Miracle Makers and help further our mission of being the trusted leader supporting transplant families.