Steelers Use Super Bowl Stardom to Help Support CF Foundation 

February 3, 2011

With all eyes on the Steelers and Packers on the days leading up to Super Bowl XLV, Pittsburgh defensive end Brett “The Diesel” Keisel is using the spotlight — and his trademark awe-inspiring beard — to support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s mission.

Steelers fans can show their allegiance and contribute to the CF cause by purchasing a “Respect the Beard, Fear the Diesel” T-shirt, with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the CF Foundation. To purchase a T-shirt, visit

The Pittsburgh Steelers have long been supporters of the Foundation’s mission to cure and control the disease, and Keisel has served as honorary chairperson of the Western Pennsylvania Chapter’s 65 Roses Sports Auction for several years, says Mary Pat Joseph, chapter executive director. “Brett is a really special guy, and together with the rest of the players, the Steelers team has done a great deal to raise funds and awareness for cystic fibrosis each year.”

Watch a short video featuring Brett “The Diesel” Keisel and a young CF hero:

No matter who you root for this Super Bowl Sunday, thank you for being part of the team of volunteers working to support the CF Foundation’s mission!