ABOUT LeROY BUTLER FOUNDATION
LeRoy Butler founded the LeRoy Butler Foundation (LBF) in 2005 quite by accident—a recurring theme in his life. After being introduced on the field during football games, Butler would run around the field interacting with fans. On one occasion he was drawn to a woman who was wearing his Number 36 jersey, who had a pink ribbon pinned to it. He asked her jokingly why she was “messing up his jersey with that ribbon?” The fan explained that the ribbon was a tribute to women who suffered from breast cancer and proceeded to share some statistics with him.
Butler was so blown away by this—particularly as the father of four girls—that the brief information exchange hit him hard and prompted him to do evaluate his life. “That’s what being part of the Packers is all about and I knew I had to do something to help fight this disease,” said Butler
After retiring Butler founded the LeRoy Butler Foundation, whose mission is to “to help women going through breast cancer treatments obtain the assistance they need to focus on the job of healing verses the financial impact to their families.” Money from the foundation goes directly to patients who may be having financial struggles—such as home foreclosures—because they’ve spent so much on treatment and prescriptions.
The LeRoy Butler Foundation is dedicated to helping women going through breast cancer treatment obtain the assistance they need to focus on the job of healing verses the financial impact to their families.