NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin is most known for standing on the sidelines, leading the defending Super Bowl champions week in and week out.

But off the field, one of the coach’s life missions is to help others.

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Coughlin was inspired by his former Boston College player Jay McGillis, who lost his battle with cancer two decades ago.

The Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Foundation, which began in 1996, offers support, scholarships and special experiences for children diagnosed with cancer and their families.

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CBS 2’s Cindy Hsu sat down with a Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Foundation scholarship recipient to discuss how the charity impacted her life as she battled cancer.

The 8th annual Champions for Children gala will be held on Friday, Oct. 12.

For more information about the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Foundation, click here.

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