The wife of NFL star Tom Brady, showed up in Boston for a fundraiser to help control the spread of disease in Africa.
As if you didn’t know already, Gisele Bundchen considers family to be pretty darn important. So, when Nancy Brady, the older sister of Gisele’s husband — and superstar — Tom Brady, 33, asked the model to come out for a private event to raise money and awareness about disease prevention in Africa, she jumped at the chance. The event just happened to coincide with the celebration of her son Benjamin’s first birthday!
So they celebrated with a small bash for family and close friends the night before. “My son is so cute!” she recently bragged. “I love hearing the little giggles. When everything is going crazy sometimes you are overwhelmed and it’s so much, but when your kid smiles at you, you’re like oh my God, it’s all worth it.”
After the little boy’s party, Gisele got down to more serious business with the help of her sister-in-law. “Nancy’s passion for funding Accordia‘s training program after her fellowship in Uganda is inspirational,” the 30-year-old said. “We are blessed to have families that support each others philanthropic endeavors.”
The couple’s attendance (and that of other local celebrities, like Boston Celtics guard Ray Allen and Boston Red Sox third baseman Kevin Youkilis) at the party, held at the French restuarant L’Espalier, helped to bring in more than $250,000 for the cause, which, in Nancy Brady’s words, “empowers more Africans in the fight against HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria.”
It’s so heartwarming when stars support such important causes. Don’t you think?