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Cliff Robinson's family starts fundraiser to help support cancer research

Trail Blazers

The Trail Blazers organization and its loyal fanbase were dealt a crushing blow late last week when franchise legend Cliff Robinson passed away. He was 53.

Robinson was a core part of Portland's two runs to the NBA Finals in the early 90s and has been dubbed by many as the original stretch four. 

He was a player ahead of his time who was incredible during the 90s and would have been just as fantastic in the modern NBA.

Unfortunately, his time was cut short, losing a year and a half long battle with Lymphoma on August 29.

However, the memory and the legacy of "Uncle Cliffy" will live on forever. 

To honor the late, great Trail Blazer, the family of Cliff Robinson started a fundraiser in his name to help support cancer research.

According to the Team Cliff Robinson Fundraising Page, the family is "raising money for the Virtual Light The Night and also taking the 50 Mile Resilience Challenge"

Clifford played 18 years in the NBA currently ranking 54th on the all-time scoring list. He started his professional career with the Portland Trailblazers where he affectionally became known as “Uncle Cliffy." Clifford was passionate about giving back. He supported many different charitable organizations using his notoriety to raise awareness and money for causes dear to his heart. Clifford’s vast circle of family and friends stretched coast to coast. His warm and infectious energy made you feel very special. His passing leaves a void in so many lives. Please join us in his honor to raise funds to fight cancer. 

Team Cliff Robinson

As of this writing, the fundraiser has raised $3,604.00 of its $10,000 goal.

You can join the team, donate to the cause, or both by going to the Team Cliff Robinson fundraising page

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