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Erin Henderson Launches Foundation 50 in Support of Sickle Cell Research

Posted by Mike Wobschall on October 27, 2011 – 8:00 am

Erin Henderson is an emerging contributor on the Vikings defense, as his ascension from an undrafted free agent to a starting linebacker continues this season. Henderson’s contributions to the Vikings on the field are matched by his passion for helping others off the field, too.

Henderson launched his foundation – “Foundation 50″ – earlier this year with the goal of spreading awareness of sickle cell disease (SCD) and raising funds to support research programs and ultimately find a cure.  Foundation 50′s signature event this year will occur on Halloween, and you have an opportunity to participate.

This Halloween Henderson is offering Twin Citians a tasteful alternative to vampires and goblins with his “Out for Blood” fundraising event. The “Out for Blood” event will not only serve as the foundation’s signature fundraising event, but also educate attendees on how they can play a role in helping those who suffer from SCD through donating blood.

“Sickle cell disease affects millions of people around the world and has been prevalent in the African American community,” Henderson said. “I’m incredibly fortunate that football has given me a platform to build awareness for this disease and hope others in the Twin Cities will join me and my teammates on Halloween to help raise money to help fight for Sickle Cell Disease.”

The “Out for Blood” event, slated for 6-9 p.m. on Monday, October 31 at Sopranos Italian Kitchen in St. Louis Park, will feature great food from Sopranos’ executive chef, wine pairings from the restaurant’s extensive wine list and other local wineries, and unique interaction with Vikings players and coaches. The evening will also include a short program and silent auction, with proceeds benefiting Henderson’s Foundation 50.

Tickets for the event begin at $100 for an individual, with sponsorship packages including event tickets, autographed merchandise, recognition in the program and other benefits beginning at $1,200.

More On Foundation 50
Henderson’s Foundation 50 works to build awareness and find a cure for SCD through innovative programming, with a special emphasis on children and families affected by the disease. Support for Henderson’s efforts has been provided through partnerships with the University of Minnesota’s Amplatz Children’s Hospital, Memorial Blood Centers, the Viking’s Children’s Fund, Sickle Cell Disease Advocates of Minnesota and Farmer Hat Productions.


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56 Responses to “Erin Henderson Launches Foundation 50 in Support of Sickle Cell Research”

  1. By Tykevike on Oct 27, 2011 | Reply

    This is good stuff! I applaud Henderson and his efforts to help (mostly) children who have been afflicted with this terrible disease. Thanks Erin for showing that you truly care! In this time we live in it seems that some professional athletes are mostly interested in getting all the money they can get. And/or it seems they want to spend their spare time pursuing only selfish, if not illegal activities.

    I dont live in Minnesotta, but would like to know how to contribute to this truly worthy cause from a distance?

  2. By VkingsFan7 on Oct 27, 2011 | Reply

    Looks like a fun event! Where can i buy tickets?

  3. By Schquita Goodwin on Oct 27, 2011 | Reply

    I am so proud of those who give back. Keep up the good work on and off the field.

    Also, since I don’t live in Minnesotta, how can I help the cause?

  4. By MplsGoddess on Oct 27, 2011 | Reply

    Tickets and Information contact – jasmine@thebettersheep.com

  5. By lilak themenace on Oct 27, 2011 | Reply

    this is the bomb :))))

  6. By Frederick Jones on Oct 27, 2011 | Reply

    Great work Hendo!

  7. By Frederick Jones on Oct 27, 2011 | Reply

    After listening to Frazier’s speech, I wonder if he has much say in who is drafted by the Vikings. He is focused on improving the guys that are on the team now…”going forward.”

    Besides, he sounds too smart to be making the a s i n i n e
    decisions our draft board has been making.

  8. By Frederick Jones on Oct 27, 2011 | Reply

    You really have to question how the Vikings operate the draft.

    Do they send five guys in and decide who to pick based on
    drawings straws? Do they play a game of dice to determine whether they should draft a running back, or a quarterback?

    Perhaps, like Nazi Germany or Russia, there is one guy who makes the final decision.

    Don’t you kind of wonder how it’s done?

    Do they do it the same way as other NFL cities?

  9. By Frederick Jones on Oct 27, 2011 | Reply

    Does it make you angry that the Vikings only chose 2 offensive linemen from 2003 to 2007?

  10. By Frederick Jones on Oct 27, 2011 | Reply

    Do you lose sleep over the strong possibility that this drafting pattern will continue in the future, and the the Vikings may become the NEW LIONs?

  11. By Frederick Jones on Oct 27, 2011 | Reply

    Do you feel that there is nothing we can do as fans about the SICKNESS going on with our drafting board???

  12. By Frederick Jones on Oct 27, 2011 | Reply

    How do you feel about our defensive secondary, and offensive line?

  13. By Frederick Jones on Oct 27, 2011 | Reply

    How much does it bother you that the Vikings are participating in the
    SUCK for LUCK sweepstakes?

  14. By Frederick Jones on Oct 27, 2011 | Reply

    We are getting quality play from some members of this team. But are spending a second straight year with the same two main problems (OL and DB).

    How does this make you feel?

    What could we do about it?

  15. By Titus on Oct 27, 2011 | Reply

    Fred, get outside for a run– I just had a bike ride– beautiful day.

  16. By GM on Oct 27, 2011 | Reply

    NUKE THE TAG CLOUD!!!

  17. By Frederick Jones on Oct 27, 2011 | Reply

    @Titus,

    We’ve got to keep the pressure on the Vice Presidents, Scouts, Consultants, and etc.

    There is a reason for all the nonsensical draft choices.

    I have even begun writing newspaper columnists, and reading books about the draft to try to get to the bottom of this mess.

    The answer is definitely not to ignore it, and hope it goes away. We may be faced with another draft of players we don’t need ! ! !

    It’s far from over.

  18. By Frederick Jones on Oct 27, 2011 | Reply

    How does it make you feel that the Vikings did virtually nothing to improve last years’ problems (OFFENSIVE LINE and DEFENSIVE BACKS)???

  19. By Frederick Jones on Oct 27, 2011 | Reply

    Remember football is played in the trenches.

    The above has been the saying since football began.

    Trying to utilize a 550 pound QB when your linemen only weigh 98 pounds will not work, no matter how talented the QB !

    And…if the RB weighs 650 pounds and the linemen average 98 pounds, sorry you’ll be no where man ! ! !

    You can draft, trade, and buy 18, 000 defensive linemen, THAT WILL NOT GET YOU A WINNING FOOTBALL TEAM. There are other positions.

    And…

    And…

    And…

    No where man please listen…you don’t know what you’re missing…the SUPER BOWL is at your command…..

  20. By Frederick Jones on Oct 27, 2011 | Reply

    Football is played in the trenches.

    Football is played in the trenches.

    Football is played in the trenches.

  21. By Frederick Jones on Oct 27, 2011 | Reply

    It doesn’t matter what they say on ESPN, NFL Football Access, Fox, or any other TV station.

    Football is played in the trenches.

  22. By Frederick Jones on Oct 27, 2011 | Reply

    THIS IS NOT FANTASY FOOTBALL NO MATTER HOW BADLY
    YOU WANT TO BELIEVE IT IS.

    F:) :) TBALL IS PLAYED IN THE TRENCHES.

  23. By Twoodsnvikes on Oct 27, 2011 | Reply

    Where are all the chris johnson lovers this year?? Still think he’s better than AP?? LOL

  24. By Roninmn.. on Oct 27, 2011 | Reply

    I am a Fred backer, offensive line and secondary. Keep up the pressure Fred, just a couple more posts should do it. lol

  25. By Frederick Jones on Oct 27, 2011 | Reply

    @Roninmn,

    No I will have to write similar posts until May 2012 when the draft begins.
    Otherwise the out of control fantasy football FRONT OFFICE will pick yet another quarterback, or pay millions for one.

    Thank you.

  26. By Shawn on Oct 27, 2011 | Reply

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  27. By Shawn on Oct 27, 2011 | Reply

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  28. By Shawn on Oct 27, 2011 | Reply

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  29. By Frederick Jones on Oct 27, 2011 | Reply

    God is Great, Beer is Good, the Vikings Administration is crazy.
    It reminds me of the Mike Lynn days.
    “Yeah sure we will give you 9 starters for that RB!”

    2010 DRAFT: “Hey no need to draft OLs, we can create them!”
    “Why draft a defensive back, after all we were in the
    top 31 versus the p a s s in 2010?

    “These are not needs, they will
    recover from their injuries and we’ll teach them how to be talented.”

  30. By FAN101 on Oct 27, 2011 | Reply

    So, I guess none of you care about the what the article is actually about? I understand this is the Vikings site but this article is about the good that Erin is doing in the community and letting us know to support his cause. Seems like what Erin is doing off the field is affecting lives in a postive way. Lets talk about that.

  31. By Frederick Jones on Oct 27, 2011 | Reply

    @Shawn,

    Great post.

    I am surprised Adrian Peterson didn’t say anything about the line to his coaches before the draft.

  32. By Frederick Jones on Oct 27, 2011 | Reply

    @Fan101,

    You are right…The trouble is nobody wants to talk about that.

    It’s like the Offensive Line, nobody wants to talk about it.

    How often does ESPN talk about OLs, other than for holding?

  33. By Shawn on Oct 27, 2011 | Reply

    @FAN101 … or should I say too scared to use your real “Name” , STFU

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  34. By Frederick Jones on Oct 27, 2011 | Reply

    In addition Vikings.com has so many blogs, it’s hard to talk about what you want on here.

    Namely the Minnesota Vikings.

  35. By Frederick Jones on Oct 27, 2011 | Reply

    Fool me once, shame on you.

    Fool me twice shame on me!

    I am determined that the Vikings solve their weaknesses before the 2012 season begins.

    They fooled me into backing off last April. NEVER AGAIN.

  36. By Frederick Jones on Oct 27, 2011 | Reply

    It would be nice to see a Vikings spokesperson come out and say, “the fans were right, we s c r e w e d up on Berrian, McNabb, and not picking OLs and DBs this year. We didn’t even try to solve our weaknesses.”

    THAT WILL NEVER HAPPEN.

  37. By Frederick Jones on Oct 27, 2011 | Reply

    So I labor to keep or get awareness for finding PERSONS that can play these positions!!!

  38. By deer tracks on Oct 27, 2011 | Reply

    Frederick, and Shawn…Worn put your keyboards yet? Most of us get your drift…but keep pounding, there may be a few that didn’t…

  39. By Frederick Jones on Oct 27, 2011 | Reply

    @Shawn,

    Peterson will get over 1000 yards with the current line.

    So what, he should lead the league in rushing. He is having to
    get many of the yards on his own.

    Will Ponder be able to p a s s? That would help.
    (He can p a s s, but he is running for his life.)

  40. By Frederick Jones on Oct 27, 2011 | Reply

    @DeerTracks,

    Are you new to the blog?

  41. By Parody on Oct 27, 2011 | Reply

    Fred – I get where you’re coming from, and I agree with you, but your posts give me the idea that you think someone important will read them if you repeat yourself often enough. That’s just not going to happen. This is a blog for fans. If you want to get the attention of coaches, owners and draft scouts, you really ought to try to find a different method. This one will be completely ineffective.

  42. By Frederick Jones on Oct 27, 2011 | Reply

    @Parody,

    I talked about that in a previous post.

    In fact, if I was a player, coach or administrator I would steer away from this blog, ESPECIALLY during a losing season.

    What I don’t understand is WHY you are telling me this???

    Are you SATAN….lol :)

  43. By Frederick Jones on Oct 27, 2011 | Reply

    @Parody,

    You really have to question how the Vikings operate the draft.

    Do they send five guys in and decide who to pick based on
    drawings straws? Do they play a game of dice to determine whether they should draft a running back, or a quarterback?

    Perhaps, like Nazi Germany or Russia, there is one guy who makes the final decision.

    Don’t you kind of wonder how it’s done?

    Do they do it the same way as other NFL cities?

  44. By Frederick Jones on Oct 27, 2011 | Reply

    @Parody,

    And of course, Mike Wobschall blasted me for trying to blame the FRONT OFFICE for the &*^% Draft decisions over the last 9 years.

    Hey, Mike Wobschall we know these are your bosses.

    Too bad….it just shows how important it is to try to find out who or what
    is responsible for only picking 2 offensive linemen during the FIVE year period from 2003 to 2007.

    TWO…Unfortunately those 2 people are no longer with the Vikings or in the NFL.

  45. By Frederick Jones on Oct 27, 2011 | Reply

    @Titus,

    Start by blaming the FRONT OFFICE for the last two losing seasons.

    At some point, you MUST blame the talent-seekers.

    VP’s that do nothing but pick their noses.
    Scouts that only watch the QB.
    Owners that know very little about football and make poor decisions for the franchise.

    Let’s quit blaming the players and coaches so much. The FAT GUYS at the top also have input and give FOOLISH ORDERS

  46. By deer tracks on Oct 27, 2011 | Reply

    New to this blog? Not really, have been commenting on various subjects, but the only one that tried to shoot me down was Mike W….Who by the way, didn’t agree with me on that 4th Down and 10 yards, Greenbay game…Thats OK, at least the Former Dallas QB in the annoucers booth had the same ?…Don’t post so much, I have a good time watching you guys duke it out….Enjoy your posts along with several other posters….Just waiting to see if Frazier will ever play Joe Webb…

  47. By Titus on Oct 27, 2011 | Reply

    Deer tracks– I really gave Mike my two cents on the 4th and 10, disagreeing with him in a blog— a few hours later, Mike posted an entire blog devoted just to that issue where he said anyone disagreeing was wrong. Very poor and unprofessional attitude from the blog administrator.

    You are so right– I revisited the game recently– Troy Aikman felt we should have gone for it– but Mike W said 10 times out of 10 you punt and it was not debatable. I guess Troy does not know anything near what Mike knows— heck he only played quarterback and won a Superbowl, but nah, he has no credentials.

  48. By VegasVike on Oct 27, 2011 | Reply

    Fred, three guys in the war room and it’s rock, paper, scissors. Favre would have shooshed the coaches instructions away and would have gone for the 4th and 10… (and Titus, I don’t know how to spell “shooshed”)

  49. By deer tracks on Oct 28, 2011 | Reply

    Titus, Thanks, Nice to know somebody else other then myself agrees on that play, or non-play in this case…

    always thought that going for a chance to win made it more exciting…Ponder was going like a house-afire, who knows…Also it would have been a perfect spot for a Joe Webb Wildcat play..Like Ponder to Joe, fake handoff to Peterson,Joe pass to Hunter down field…

  50. By Frederick Jones on Oct 28, 2011 | Reply

    @Titus,

    I was watching the game during that 4th quarter incident, and I said to myself
    “Frederico RosannaJonesanaDana would you go for it or punt?” My instinct was to punt because we have went for two other 4th and long situations this year.

    Like I told you before it was a 50-50 situation. Some coaches would have went for it, some would have punted. I would have punted, but I can see why a coach would go for it in that situation.

    Either way you have the opportunity to be a Goat or a Hero.

  51. By Frederick Jones on Oct 28, 2011 | Reply

    MORE ON THE FRONT OFFICE J E R K S: (please skip this post if you are
    sensitive to criticism of rich, fat guys.)

    R o c k i n’ Robin Brzezinski, VP of Football Operations since 1999.

    The Vikings had a great team in 1999 and have went pretty much downhill ever since. R o c k i n g Robin “works with the head coach and VP of personnel on the draft, free agents, trades, salary cap negociations, and etc.” 2007 Vikings Media Guide

    This is a “powerful” individual who may be the STALIN of the Vikings Draft.
    Hey Dude, he has the longest tenure of VPs with the Vikings, and the Vikings need a powerful President to make the decisions.

    Mr. Brzezinski, may be the fool who “forgets” that drafting Offensive Linemen and Defensive Backs is NECESSARY for a team to WIN football games. It is his short-term thinking that got us where we are today.

    (Now, I am not acting with inside information. You are smart, you figure out who is more responsible for the poor drafts.)

  52. By Tykevike on Oct 28, 2011 | Reply

    Fred are you drunk?

  53. By ozzinator on Oct 28, 2011 | Reply

    Fred- I have no problem of being critical of the front office, that’s all good.
    I have no problem with them being rich or fat. No class envy here………

  54. By Frederick Jones on Oct 28, 2011 | Reply

    Mr. Brzezinski, may be the fool who “forgets” that drafting Offensive Linemen and Defensive Backs is NECESSARY for a team to WIN football games. It is his short-term thinking that got us where we are today.

    (Now, I am not acting with inside information. You are smart, you figure out who is more responsible for the poor drafts.)

  55. By Frederick Jones on Oct 28, 2011 | Reply

    @Ozzinator,

    Thank you. Not many people are interested in going after the Front Office or the Offensive Line.

  56. By sandiamond on Oct 29, 2011 | Reply

    lol Fred must have heard about A. Samuel accusing the Eagles front office of playing fantasy football!

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