Weish4Ever Press Stories
At the young age of 19, Dan Weishar had a mission to fulfill his brother's dying wish. Dan's older brother and hero, Andrew Weishar, passed away of cancer in 2012 at the age of 21, but he left an eternal impact on a community of thousands-especially on Dan. Before he passed, Andrew had one simple and selfless request to his family and that was to "Pay Forward" the kindness and generosity he was shown during his fight. To fulfill his dying wish, Dan created The Andrew Weishar Foundation ("Weish4Ever") in 2013 to bring joy and ease the financial burden felt by families battling cancer.
Nic Weishar has a lot on his plate at the moment. The 6-foot-5, 246-pound senior tight end is trying to help undefeated Notre Dame remain on a track for a shot at the national championship in college football.
The Weishar family created the Andrew Weishar Foundation to honor Andrew Weishar, who lost his battle with cancer when he was just 21-years-old. Nic and Danny Weishar visited Children's Hospital on Friday to give local families assistance from the foundation.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) - Before every game at Notre Dame Stadium, Irish tight end Nic Weishar runs through the tunnel to the South end zone, where he gets on his knee to say a prayer.
7-year-old was greeted at daycare by a limousine and Southpaw, the White Sox mascot, to begin fulfillment of his ultimate wish with a one-of-a-kind experience at Guaranteed Rate Field.
Kizer’s involvement in the Weishar Foundation continues. Players around the league expressed the charity important to them on their shoes in games last week in the NFL’s “My Cause, my cleats” program. Kizer’s choice was easy for him.
Debuting in 2013, WeishFest was created to remember Andrew Weishar, a graduate of Oak Forest's St. Damian School and Chicago's Brother Rice High School who died of colorectal cancer in 21. He was only 21.
Earlier this season we shared the story of Notre Dame tight end Nic Weishar. His older brother Andrew lost his battle with cancer when he was just 21 years old. In response, the family created the Andrew Weishar Foundation to honor his dying wish to pay forward the kindness and generosity he and his family received during his battle.
Chicago (CBS) — More than 50 students and staff from two elementary schools in Evergreen Park School District 124 shaved their heads in support of St. Baldrick’s Foundation Friday.
Some of the most extraordinary stories are born out of tragedy. In the wake of heartache, people seem to find a way to rise up and make a positive impact on those around them. It’s never easy to deal with the loss of somebody so near and dear to us, but with the support of friends, family, and a whole community, something special is bound to happen.
Earlier this week, it was announced by Notre Dame that tight end Nic Weishar was named to the AFCA Good Works Team. The prestigious award, which has played a prominent role in collegiate sports for more than 25 years, celebrates student-athletes and the honorary head coach for their extraordinary commitment to making a lasting impact off the field.
NORTHBROOK, Ill. — University of Notre Dame graduate tight end Nic Weishar was one of 22 college football players named to the 2018 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team® Roster, Allstate and the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) announced Thursday.
Know you’re not alone — You don’t truly know what cancer is until you are directly experiencing its impact. The cancer battle can often feel lonely, as if you and your family are facing these terrible circumstances by yourselves. Always remember you are not alone in this. There are so many outlets of support. The cancer community is so big and filled with people that know what you’re going through. Don’t be afraid to seek others out for counsel and guidance. Whether you are the patient, parent, sibling, or loved one; there are millions of people who are (or were) in your same exact shoes.
Across America, many college football players receive praise for their superior performance on the field. Today, however, only a select group of those student-athletes have the honor of being commended for their distinguished accomplishments off the field when Allstate Insurance Company and the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) announce 169 nominees for the 2018 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team®.
This is a great event for a great cause. There’s a reason why pro athletes like Sam Acho, Kyle Schwarber, and Mitch Trubisky have been tweeting about #WeishFest.
Evergreen Park students, staff raise $45,000 for cancer research at head-shaving event.
Two Advocate Lutheran General Hospital patients received a generous donation from nonprofit Weish4Ever, The Andrew Weishar Foundation, which is dedicated to providing financial relief to families with adolescents or young adults battling cancer.
‘The Andrew Weishar Foundation provides immediate financial relief & support to familes with adolescents battling cancer. They have made a difference in the world and I am proud to be supporting @Weish4Ever with my cause my cleats.’
MIDLOTHIAN, Ill. — This Friday is always the hardest. The whole week is, really. It started Sunday, when the Weishar family attended the wedding of Shyla Posz and Parker Carroll in Indianapolis.
It has been nearly six years now. Yet the pain never really goes away. There are daily reminders, and there are hints of the numbness, too. That's what happens when you lose a family member. That's what happened to University of Notre Dame senior tight end Nic Weishar.
Nic Weishar’s voice trembled as he recalled the most dramatic day in his life: Oct. 12, 2012. His brother Andrew died in the early morning hours, his 21-year-old body overtaken by colorectal cancer. That night, Weishar suited up for Marist High School and somehow channeled his emotions into a 14-catch, 150-yard performance against Benet.
Andrew Weishar's story is not about the day he was diagnosed with colorectal cancer at age 19, nor is it about the day he died nearly three years later.
DeShone Kizer will be sticking out at Thursday’s NFL Draft, as he will be raising awareness for the Andrew Weishar Foundation (Weish 4Ever).
When Notre Dame senior tight end Nic Weishar scored his first career touchdown, he took a piece of his brother with him.