Breast cancer charity event hosted by Jon Seaton ’23 featured by FOX News

Seaton, a defensive lineman for the Phoenix football team, used his NIL deal to partner with Outback Steakhouse and nonprofit Fighting Pretty to host breast cancer charity event on Thursday, Feb. 2.

Jon Seaton ’23 with his mom, Carole Seaton. (Photo by Rachel Mikolay)

Elon University football player Jon Seaton ’23 was featured in a recent article from FOX News for using his partnership with Outback Steakhouse to provide aid for women with cancer.

Seaton is a defensive lineman for the Elon football team and a TikTok star with nearly two million followers on the social platform. Through his NIL (name, image and likeness) deal with Outback, Seaton teamed with nonprofit organization Fighting Pretty to support more than 500 women who are battling cancer and honored his mother, Carole Seaton, who is a breast cancer survivor.

Elon students and community members were involved in putting together “Strength and Beauty” kits for women with cancer. The kits included Fighting Pretty pink boxing gloves, lip gloss donated by Thrive Causemetics and an inspirational note from Fighting Pretty’s founder to promote strength and encouragement during the fight against cancer.

Seaton told reporter Angelica Stabile that he feels “lucky” to have a large enough platform to help those with breast cancer, an issue that personally hits home for him.

“It’s really going to be just one of the proudest moments of my life so far,” Seaton said. “It means a lot to me just to be able to give back and to hopefully use my platform to try to make somebody else’s experience going through cancer a little bit easier.”

The full article can be read on FOX News website.