CHICAGO (CBS) — A GoFundMe has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for the son of late ESPN Bears reporter Jeff Dickerson.
Dickerson died of cancer Tuesday at the age of 44. A GoFundMe has been created to help his 11-year-old son, Parker, who has now lost both parents to cancer within two years.
As of just after 11 p.m., the fund had raised more than $708,000 and counting.
Donations big and small have poured in. The Bears donated $25,000, and several other NFL teams and owners have made big donations. There was also a lot of love from across Chicago – including the Blackhawks, Cubs, and Loyola, among many others. Bears quarterback Andy Dalton donated $5,000 and former Cubs star Anthony Rizzo, a cancer survivor, also donated $5,000.