Helping Knoxville Families Facing Pediatric Cancer
In Partnership with Lee Smith
P.U.N.T. is a public charity with a critical mission: offer direct support and financial assistance to families who are dealing with pediatric cancer.
In partnership with former Buffalo Bill and Knoxville resident Lee Smith, P.U.N.T. is honored to bring one of our most critical services to this area. “Lee’s Locker” will provide critical support for day-to-day needs of families facing pediatric cancer through the partnership of hospital social workers at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital.
In 2015, Buffalo Bills Tight End and Knoxville, TN native Lee Smith stepped up to become a major force for P.U.N.T. ‘s mission and programs in WNY as he visited patients in the hospital and witnessed the impact first hand. Lee continued to champion P.U.N.T. through the rest of his NFL career which included playing for the Oakland Raiders and Atlanta Falcons, with a fateful return to the Buffalo Bills roster in between. Lee retired back home in Knoxville in 2022 and has since been the catalyst for P.U.N.T. Pediatric Cancer Collaborative becoming an officially registered charity in Tennessee. We all look forward to joining forces with this community to strengthen and enhance services to families facing pediatric cancer in the ways they need it most.