Henry Ford BowTie Project

Wright Lassiter III
Wright Lassiter, III, Henry Ford Health System President models the new Henry Ford Signature 100th Anniversary BowTie at Grand Ball, 2015.

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 wanna be somebody, you gotta rock a BowTie.” Dhani thought he was crazy and dismissed it.

The BowTie Cause is born

At the time, Kunta was battling Stage 4 non-Hodgkin 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. Today, Kunta has fully recovered and they both rock BowTies to support others. Since its beginning in 2010, BowTie Cause has provided the same avenue of support that Dhani gave Kunta, by designing signature BowTies for organizations around the country.

Our BowTie Project

Henry Ford Health System is recognizing those friends who are making a commitment to secure the next 100 years of care in our community. By launching its own BowTie Project, Henry Ford will celebrate the 100 donors who pledge $100,000 or more in their estate to the Health System. Those who join the BowTie club will help to continue our tradition of innovation and secure their legacy in supporting the health and wellness of our remarkable communities.

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