After being drafted by the New York Giants in 2000, Dhani Jones was challenged by his good friend Kunta Littlejohn when he said, “If you want to be somebody, you gotta rock a BowTie.” Dhani thought he was crazy and dismissed it. At the time, Kunta was battling Stage 4 Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma and Dhani had been searching for a way to support him.
As clarity begets action, Dhani started rockin’ a BowTie in silent support of his good friend. Kunta won his battle and Dhani continues to rock BowTies. Today, BowTie Cause provides the same avenue of support that Dhani gave Kunta, designing signature BowTies for organizations around the country.
Dhani has long been a friend of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, attending events and spreading awareness for this important cause. In 2012, Dhani, BowTie Cause, partnered to design a signature BowTie inspired by Ariel Glaser. We are honored to have Dhani fighting with us to end pediatric AIDS.
Watch a special 25th anniversary message from Dhani here.