Carlos Dunlap is one of Cincinnati’s best ambassadors. Not only is he a terrific football player who gives the game his all each and every week, but he’s a fabulous member of the community, making an effort for both the youth and adults in the Cincinnati area.
The second year of Dunlap’s anti-bullying, literacy campaign is well underway and he’s made stops in Cincinnati and Charlotte so far this season, encouraging kids to read the book “Malik the Difference Maker” as well as talk to him about bullying while enjoying a pizza lunch. On Wednesday night though he hosted one of my favorite events he does each year.
It’s his 5th annual spa day for women fighting through and who have survived breast cancer. Dunlap and a group of his teammates accompany the women to a spa that he rents out for them to get manicures and pedicures. They also enjoyed dinner from Dunlap’s personal chef and wine.
And of course, Dunlap takes part in the manicures/pedicure, too. Check out his big toe on which he got a breast cancer awareness ribbon painted.
Coming along to the spa day were a group of Dunlap’s Bengals teammates including Michael Johnson, Josh Tupou, Tyler Boyd, Cedric Ogbuehi, Josh Malone, and rookie Andrew Brown. The event was likely extra special for Brown whose mother battled through breast cancer twice before she passed away when Brown was just 10-years-old.
Brown posted a video from the event, and I’m totally not crying.
Last night, Carlos Dunlap hosted a group of breast cancer survivors/fighters for a spa day and a group of teammates came along, including rookie DL Andrew Brown whose mother passed away when he was 10 and had battled breast cancer.— Rebecca Toback (@Rebecca_Toback) October 11, 2018
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It looks like it was a special night for the women, and Dunlap, too.