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Pittsburgh Panthers running back James Conner helped to raise $400,000 for cancer research.

By SI Wire
June 20, 2016

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Pittsburgh Panthers running back James Conner helped raise $400,000 for cancer research, reports the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

Conner was honored with an award for his cancer battle at a dinner on Friday night hosted by his oncologist, Dr. Stanley Marks. Conner’s presence at the event helped with the fundraising effort.

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Conner began receiving chemotherapy late last year after he was diagnosed with stage 2 Hodgkin lymphoma. The cancer was discovered last Thanksgiving after doctors found tumors in Conner’s neck and chest.

The running back announced in late May that he is cancer-free. He plans to return to the Panthers for one more season.

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