Contact Us

New York Giants Star Justin Tuck to Wear Bracelet for Leukemia Victim During Super Bowl

Evan and Justin Tuck
Justin Tuck greets Evan Sullivano

When you watch the Super Bowl this Sunday, you will see a green bracelet on New York Giants superstar Justin Tuck’s wrist.

That bracelet is more than a good luck charm. It’s a symbol of the friendship Tuck had with Middletown, New Jersey’s Evan Sullivano, before Evan lost his battle with leukemia on October 26,2010 at the age of 18.

Through the incredible work of the Ashley Lauren Foundation, Tuck found out that he was Evan’s favorite player and paid him a visit at his home in Middletown.

They got along so well that they became fast friends. The two stayed in touch through the ups and downs of Evan’s battle and at one point exchanged bracelets.

The green one that Evan gave Tuck says ‘Brick Strong’ (Brick was Evan’s Pop Warner nickname). Tuck has vowed that he will never be without the bracelet, and according to the Ashley Lauren website, says Evan “had more of an impact on me than I had on him.”

Justin Tuck
Justin Tuck wears bracelet given to him by Evan Sullivano

So maybe on Sunday we will catch a glimpse of that green bracelet and we’ll be reminded of what an amazing impact a star football player had on the life of a young man battling cancer, and what an impact that young boy had on the life of a star football player.

Maybe  we’ll remember that in the midst of the Super Bowl, as Justin Tuck helps his teammates battle the Patriots, that it is not the only battle Justin has taken part in, and it’s far from the most important.

A super kid, a super football player and a super tribute. Forget the score, the hype and the game plan. That’s what make’s Sunday’s game super.

Monica Vermeulen from Ashley Lauren Foundation Talks about Evan and Justin Tuck:

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Evan’s “Brick Strong” bracelets are available for purchase at the Ashley Lauren Foundation website. All proceeds go to benefit New Jersey children with cancer and their families.

Evan heading off to see his favorite player and friend Justin Tuck

[94.3 The Point]

More from Classic Rock 96.1

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://classicrock961.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on Classic Rock 96.1 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on Classic Rock 96.1 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!