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Moats visits Buffalo Hope Lodge

Posted by Hannah Buehler on March 20, 2013 – 4:47 pm

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Arthur Moats is a curious individual. He’s the type of athlete who always wants to always help out, and learn more about things he’s unaware of.

Today, Arthur took his curiosity to the topic of breast cancer and cancer awareness, making a special trip to the American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge of Buffalo. Arthur took a tour of the Hope Lodge, a housing facility for out of town cancer patients and their families.

“I feel like everyone’s affected by cancer in some way or another. It’s an issue that may never go away but I feel like the more people know about it the more we can get engaged and help out,” Moats told buffalobills.com.

“I learned that they provide a lot of services to cancer patients and their families,” said the Bills linebacker. “Sometimes, the hospitals can’t house all those people but here at Hope Lodge, they offer that service to them and try to make it a home away from home for cancer patients, which helps a lot with the recovery process.”

Arthur feels that by using his platform as a professional athlete, he can better educate others on how to become involved.

“Everyone has some type of connection to cancer, but I don’t feel that word of mouth spreads that easily. When professional athletes say something about cancer awareness, a lot more people will listen to it and dig deeper to help out. That’s the ultimate goal.”

To learn more about the Hope Lodge of Buffalo visit their website.


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