Staubach, Aikman help Children's Cancer Fund with photo shoot

Cancer Calendar

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Former Cowboys quarterbacks Troy Aikman and Roger Staubach are lending their star power to events that benefit the Children's Cancer Fund.

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by GEORGE RIBA

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Posted on February 20, 2012 at 11:20 PM

Updated Monday, Feb 20 at 11:29 PM

DALLAS — Former Cowboys quarterbacks Roger Staubach and Troy Aikman paid a visit to Children's Medical Center on Monday. They were there as part of a photo shoot for a calendar showcasing 21 youngsters being treated at the hospital.

"They get to be a model for a day and get an outfit from Dillard's, which is awesome," said Keyea Webster, co-chair for the luncheon and fashion show benefiting Children's Cancer Fund.

The final result will be a photo book that will be unveiled in May at a luncheon and fashion show. Staubach and Aikman are honorary co-chairmen for the event.

"The community doesn't know totally about Children’s Cancer Fund, and so Roger has helped us a great deal in letting folks know," said Dr. George Buchanan of UT Southwestern Medical Center.

"There have been results," Staubach said. "The odds of making it now are so much greater now. For me, it's the thrill to see the progress that's been made."

"It's a special event, it's an impactful event," Aikman said. "Very emotional. Some of the kids that are here today, unfortunately, won't even make it to the luncheon."

Staubach said he brought Aikman on board a decade or so ago to help with the younger crowd.

"Yeah, that was the case at the time, and now I’m starting to feel like I need to put pressure on [Cowboys quarterback Tony] Romo — they need another young face," Aikman said. "The first time I came, I said as long they keep asking me to come, I’m going to keep coming. It's a wonderful event. It's the best thing I do all year."

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