C-R-A-Z-Y Day with the Seattle Seahawks

To culminate a busy October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Mathis and I were invited to watch the Seattle Seahawks practice in their indoor practice center!  This past Thursday, October 29, we went to the Seahawk’s VMAC or Virginia Mason Athletic Center. Virginia Mason is my medical center and Cancer Institute, too, so everything is wonderfully connected in our community.

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Don’t you love how the referee letters say UH?

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These guys are so much larger than they appear on TV or at a game!

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Some serious stretching along with some great tunes playing

We watched these huge boys practice from 2:00 to 3:30pm with other guests on the sidelines such as police officers. R&B and Hip-Hop music was blaring from enormous speakers while the Hawks stretched, ran drills and ran real plays with real officials.

Once the practice was over, Mathis and I were surprised to be the only visitors to be escorted onto the practice field. Then, we were overwhelmed with players and coaches wishing us well on our cancer journey and autographing two footballs.  One was a real game ball used in their prior game!

Special attention by the team!

Special attention by the team!

Those we got to talk to were Russell Wilson, Coach Pete Carroll, Earl Thomas, Steve Hauschka, Clint Gresham, Chris Matthews, Bobby Wagner, Assistant Offensive Line Coach, Pat Ruel, and more!

Our wonderful Russell Wilson, QB and amazing community member

Our wonderful Russell Wilson, QB and amazing community member

My new friend, Pete Carroll, Coach of the Seahawks!

My new friend, Pete Carroll, Coach of the Seahawks!

Game ball signed by players and coaches who talked with us!

Game ball signed by players and coaches who talked with us!

The Seahawks management team, coaches, employees and players really get involved with their causes and donate an incredible amount of time and dollars into supporting breast cancer. For example, above and beyond what the NFL does, the Seattle Seahawks donated about $40,000 directly into taxi vouchers for patients to use to get to their treatments. All administered by the American Cancer Society of Seattle.

During the month of November, the team is focusing their support on our veterans and their important needs. Go Hawks!

More photos from this great day can be found here

Date night last night

Mathis and I had a great time doing something we used to enjoy often but just forgot about!  We went to our local pool and comedy club and played pool, had munchies and beverages.  We talked about how lucky we are to have all of you in our life so here are some smiles from us to you!

Love and hugs to each of you,

Mathis and Dana

Date night playing pool on October 31, 2015

Date night playing pool on October 31, 2015

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7 thoughts on “C-R-A-Z-Y Day with the Seattle Seahawks

  1. Dana, Wonderful pictures. New career ahead as a football coach? Great to see you so active and happy. 😉

    From: Dana’s Cancer Conquest Reply-To: Dana’s Cancer Conquest Date: Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 9:35 PM To: Eileen Austen Subject: [New post] C-R-A-Z-Y Day with the Seattle Seahawks

    WordPress.com dmanciagli posted: “To culminate a busy October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Mathis and I were invited to watch the Seattle Seahawks practice in their indoor practice center! This past Thursday, October 29, we went to the Seahawk¹s VMAC or Virginia Mason Athletic Cente”

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  2. You certainly motivated the Seahawks for their last minute comeback win yesterday. Well done DANA!! You and Mathis look great and your happiness with one another is contagious! Hugs to you both.. D&J

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  3. That is fantastic!!!!!

    On 11/1/15, 10:35 PM, “Dana’s Cancer Conquest” wrote:

    > dmanciagli posted: “To culminate a busy October as Breast Cancer Awareness > Month, Mathis and I were invited to watch the Seattle Seahawks practice in > their indoor practice center!  This past Thursday, October 29, we went to the > Seahawk¹s VMAC or Virginia Mason Athletic Cente” >

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  4. Very impressive: the workout center, the attention, the planning, and the fun–all well deserved. Go Seahawks. Go Mathis. Go Dana!
    Kathleen and Bill

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