New Cancer Center Opens Today in Memory of Pro Football Hall of Famer Gene Upshaw

The Gene Upshaw Memorial Tahoe Forest Cancer Center in Truckee, California had its formal opening today. It is named in honor of the late Pro Football Hall of Fame Oakland Raider and former NFLPA Executive Director GENE UPSHAW.

The newly-opened building is part of the Tahoe Forest Cancer facility and will honor Upshaw’s legacy and advance the Upshaw family’s passion for quality medical care for cancer patients and their families. The center is located in Truckee near Lake Tahoe, where Upshaw was a part-time resident for 35 years until his death from pancreatic cancer in 2008.

In addition to Gene’s widow Terri, others attending today’s formal opening include former NFL players MARCUS ALLEN, TIM BROWN, WILLIE GAULT, TOM FLORES and STEVE BONO and NFL senior executive JOE BROWNE representing Commissioner ROGER GOODELL. The NFL has been the largest contributor to the Upshaw Center’s fundraising efforts.

Upshaw played for the Oakland Raiders from 1967-1981 and was a six-time Pro Bowl player. He served as the NFLPA’s executive director from 1983 until his death in 2008.

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