Spielman To Keynote Erin's House Common Bond Breakfast

By Eric Dutkiewicz - 21Alive

April 14, 2014 Updated Apr 14, 2014 at 10:25 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (21Alive) - Erin’s House for Grieving Children will host Chris Spielman as the 2014 Common Bond Breakfast featured speaker. The event is scheduled for Tuesday, April 22 at the Hotel Fort Wayne Marquis Ball Room. Doors will open at 7:30 a.m. with breakfast served at 8:00 a.m.

Chris Spielman is an All-Star linebacker from Massillon Ohio. He was a two-time All American for The Ohio State University Buckeyes. Chris played 11 years in the NFL for the Detroit Lions, Buffalo Bills, and the Cleveland Browns. He represented the Detroit Lions in four Pro Bowls and was named the team’s defensive MVP in 1993 and 1994. Chris was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2009.

Currently, Chris is a college football analyst with ESPN, a Professional Speaker and his most important role besides being a father, is that of a Cancer Warrior – Chris continues the fight that he and his late wife Stefanie started together shortly after her first diagnosis of breast cancer. He found his biggest opponent to be off the field.

Chris’ life has order: Faith, Family and Community – and he lives it daily, in that order. Learn more about Chris’s Story at ChrisSpielman.com.

The proceeds from the Common Bond Breakfast enable Erin’s House to provide support services for children, teens and their families who have suffered the death of a loved one. With ongoing community support, Erin’s House is able to continue its programs at no-cost to participants. Guests at the event are asked to make a donation of at least $75 to Erin’s House.

“Our Common Bond Breakfast is a cherished tradition that joins friends, families and coworkers together to enjoy an inspirational message, “ notes Executive Director, Debbie Meyer. “ We look forward to this event each year and the chance to share our gratitude with this amazing community. We are eagerly anticipating Chris sharing his journey with our community.”

We would like to extend a special thank you to Parkview Health, our returning Premier Event Sponsor, as well as PHP, a returning Event Sponsor. Sponsorship opportunities are still available as Erin’s House continues to spread the word about the Common Bond Breakfast. Anyone interested in sponsorship or simply attending the breakfast can contact Erin’s House for Grieving Children at 260.423.2466 or visit the website at: www.erinshouse.org.

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